50+ Guide - Prevention
You can prevent some types of hearing loss.Noise - related hearing lossBeing exposed to loud noise over and over is one of the most common causes of permanent hearing loss. It usually develops slowly and without pain or other symptoms, and you may not notice that you have hearing loss until it is severe. Steps you can take to lower your risk of noise - induced hearing loss include the following: B
Understanding Vision Problems -- Prevention
Read tips about the prevention of vision problems and eye strain.
The Facts on Omega-3 Fatty Acids
What are omega-3 fatty acids? How much do you need? And what do all those abbreviations -- EPA, DHA, and ALA -- mean? Here's a rundown of the omega-3 facts you need to know.
Aging Well: Making Your Home Fall-Proof
Getting around your home safely can be a challenge if you have injuries or health problems that make it easy for you to fall. Many health problems can increase your risk of falling-poor eyesight,balance problems caused by disease like stroke or Parkinson’s disease,side effects of medicines,weakness or pain in the legs and feet,and confusion or dementia. For people with these conditions,...
Healthy Eating and Older Adults - Topic Overview
Having good nutrition is important at any age. But it is especially important for older adults. Eating a healthy diet can help keep your body strong and can help lower your risk for disease. But as you get older,it can be harder to eat in healthy ways. If you have health problems or can't be active,you may not feel as hungry as you used to. You may not plan and make meals as often. The ...
50+ Guide - Retirement or Senior Stage of Life
During the retirement phase of the family life cycle, many changes occur in your life. Welcoming new family members or seeing others leave your family is often a large part of this stage as your children marry or divorce or you become a grandparent. This stage can be a great adventure where you are free from the responsibilities of raising your children and can simply enjoy the fruits of your ...
50+ Guide - Empty Nest: Launching Adult Children
The stage of launching adult children begins when your first child leaves home and ends with the "empty nest." When older children leave home, there are both positive and negative consequences. If your family has developed significant skills through the family life cycle, your children will be ready to leave home, ready to handle life's challenges. Free from the everyday demands of parenting, you
National Caregiving Organizations
Caregiving can bring challenges, as well as rewards. Here is a list of resources for information and support.
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.
Caregiving While Taking Care of Yourself
Make yourself a priority, because one of the best ways to care for your elderly loved one is to care for yourself and avoid caregiver burnout.