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
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 ...
Preventing Falls in Older Adults - Topic Overview
Injuries from falls may be more likely among older adults and in people who have had a stroke or have multiple sclerosis or osteoporosis. The following tips can help you avoid falls.Take care of yourselfIf you are very weak or dizzy, have someone help you get out of bed, walk, and bathe.Exercise regularly to improve your strength, muscle tone, and sense of balance.Call your health professional ...
Sleep and Aging
Half of all adults over the age of 65 experience sleep problems. WebMD looks at how aging can affect sleep patterns.
Severe Hearing Loss: Questions for Your Doctor
If you deal with severe or significant hearing loss, your health care team can help you understand your condition and your treatment options. This handy guide provides you with questions to ask and information to share with your health care team.
Advance Directive: What to Include - Topic Overview
A living will and a medical power of attorney are types of advance directives. These forms describe the kinds of medical care you want to receive if you're badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want. A medical power of attorney lets you name a person to be your health care agent. He or she can make decisions for you if you can't speak for yourself. Forms are ...
Helping Older Adults Manage the Outside World
WebMD offers useful tips to help you help your aging parent or grandparent navigate the outside world - whether it's driving a car, visiting a museum, or traveling by air.
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.
Starting Your Role As Caregiver
Are you becoming a caregiver for a parent or grandparent? This guide from WebMD can help you get started.
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.