Tips to Look After Yourself While Caregiving
Get tips on how to take care of your own health while you're a caregiver for a loved one.
Check Your Caregiving Finances
Take this quiz to get a snapshot of your financial needs for caregiving.
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.
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 ...
Healthy Aging - Topic Overview
What is frailty?Growing older often means getting tired faster and moving slower than before. But some older people become very weak, and everyday activities become hard to do. This may be a health problem called frailty. Frailty is more than just slowing down. An older adult may be frail if a combination of these two things is happening:The person feels very weak and tired. He or she has no energy.The person has been losing weight without trying.What happens when an older adult becomes frail?People who are frail may have trouble doing everyday tasks—going shopping, getting dressed, getting in or out of bed, or using the toilet. They may feel weak and off-balance and worry about falling.Experts think frailty develops because of changes in how the body works. These body changes are more likely to happen when a person has certain other health problems, such as diabetes or dementia. These other health problems can cause frailty to get worse quickly.People who are frail are more likely