Healthy Aging - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Aging Well: Choosing a Nursing Home
Healthy Aging - Preparing an Advance Directive
Getting startedDo not wait for your doctor to bring up the subject of an advance directive. To help yourself develop a clear idea of your wishes, think about the kinds of medical treatments you would or would not want in different situations. See the checklist for writing an advance directive to help guide you through some of the things you may want to consider.Involve your family, your health ...
Grief: Helping Older Adults With Grief
Key pointsOlder adults often have many major losses within a short period of time. For example, older adults who lose their spouses may suffer many losses, including financial security, their best friend, and their social contacts.The natural aging process brings many losses, such as loss of beauty and physical strength.Older adults may seem to overreact to a minor loss. What is considered a ...
Guide to Pill Splitting
Some people split their pills in half to save money on prescription drugs, but be sure to do it safely.
Resources for Better Aging
From support group message boards to government agencies, these resources can help people age gracefully.
Choosing Long-Term Care
Here's an article about how to find a long-term care provider -- from community services like transportation for the elderly to full-time nursing home care.
Questions & Answers: Dying At Home
Some basic information on the rights of a patient and their desire to die at home.
Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions
WebMD answers more of your questions concerning advance directives, your rights and the rights of your healthcare providers.
Getting Fit For Life
Here's why it's important to get physical activity at any age.
Forgetfulness: It's Not Always What You Think
Lots of people experience memory lapses. Some memory problems are serious, and others are not.