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Medical Reference Related to Healthy Seniors

  1. Getting Help from Other Caregivers

    New to caregiving? You'll likely need assistance of a geriatric care manager and access to the many resources available to you in your community. WebMD tells you what you need to know.

  2. Caring for Parents, Keeping Them Healthy

    WebMD offers tips for taking care of your aging parents -- from helping with doctor visits to helping them eat well.

  3. What You Need to Know About Assisted Living

    Assisted living is a type of housing designed for people who need various levels of medical and personal care. WebMD offers questions to ask when you are considering assisted living for yourself or a loved one.

  4. Answers to 10 Questions About Healthy Aging

    WebMD answers 10 questions about healthy aging.

  5. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Nutrition and Healthy Aging

    Good nutrition is the cornerstone of healthy aging. Yet as we age, dietary requirements change. WebMD provides questions to ask your doctor about your nutritional needs.

  6. Sarcopenia With Aging

    Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle mass that can affect people in their 30s and beyond. WebMD explains sarcopenia, including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  7. The Legal Issues of Caregiving

    WebMD explains legal issues around caregiving, including living wills and guardianship.

  8. Care at the End of Life - Topic Overview

    What kind of care can I expect at the end of life?You can be assured that you will receive treatments to manage symptoms and keep you comfortable at the end of life. These types of treatments are known as palliative care. Palliative care can also help people manage symptoms of non - life - limiting conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The goal of palliative care is to help people maintain ...

  9. Nutrition for Seniors: A Caregiving Primer

    A caregiver's guide to key nutrients older people need -- and tips for helping them to eat healthy.

  10. Care at the End of Life - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I receive artificial hydration and nutrition? Should I receive CPR and mechanical ventilation? Should I stop kidney dialysis? Should I stop life - prolonging treatment? ...

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