Home Health Care Tips
Here’s advice on the strategies and tools that can help you live safely and comfortably in your home.
5 Tips for Preventive Care, Age 50+
Avoid unnecessary illness and downtime with WebMD's 5 preventive care tips for your 50s and beyond.
Top 10 Preventive Care Tips at 50+
WebMD details the 10 most important screenings, exams, and vaccinations you need in your 50s and up, to stay healthy and on the move.
Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving
Caregiving can bring challenges, especially when you live far away from an elderly loved one. These tips can help long-distance caregivers.
What Caregivers Need to Know About Assisted Living
If you're a caregiver helping a loved one find an assisted living facility, here are some things you should know before starting your search.
7 Tips for New Caregivers
Take the confusion out of caregiving for an elderly loved one. Start with these seven tips for new caregivers.
Medical Tests for Your 60s and Up
Here are the key medical tests you should have in your 60s, including a bone density scan, hearing exam, colon exam, prostate exam, and mammogram.
Age-Related Hearing Loss - Topic Overview
Age-related hearing loss,known as presbycusis,affects most older adults to some degree. The most frequent cause of age-related hearing loss is the natural breakdown of nerve cells in the inner ear. Sound reaches the inner ear,but the breakdown of nerve cells prevents proper hearing. This is known as sensorineural hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss can also be caused by age-related ...
Preventing Falls in Older Adults Who Take High-Risk Medicines - Topic Overview
What does high-risk mean?High-risk means that a medicine can cause serious health problems or accidents. High-risk doesn't always mean do not use. It can mean use with care when a medicine is more likely to help you than harm you. If your doctor prescribes a medicine that may make you feel confused, drowsy, or dizzy, pay attention to how it affects your balance and how it makes you feel. Take extra care to prevent a fall. A fall can lead to serious problems that can change your quality of life.How can you prevent falls when you take high-risk medicine?Be prepared for side effects As you age, your body changes. When you take a medicine, you may get a stronger effect now than when you were younger. For example, you may get more dizzy or drowsy. And you may be more likely to have dangerous side effects when you take more than one medicine. For example, taking a pain medicine along with a sleep medicine could cause you to stop breathing.To help avoid serious side effects, talk to your
Healthy Aging - Physical Vitality
Physical activity builds physical vitality. With every year of your life, you have more to gain from being physically active; as your age - related risks of chronic disease increase, regular exercise generally slows or reverses that trend.1 In fact, you're even more likely to notice the benefits of regular exercise if you already have a chronic condition, such as depression, coronary artery ...