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  1. Grief: Helping Older Adults With Grief

    Key pointsOlder adults often have many major losses within a short period of time. For example, older adults who lose their spouses may suffer many losses, including financial security, their best friend, and their social contacts.The natural aging process brings many losses, such as loss of beauty and physical strength.Older adults may seem to overreact to a minor loss. What is considered a ...

  2. Preventing Slips and Falls Among Older Adults

    Falling is the most common cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among seniors. WebMD offers guidelines for preventing falls in the home.

  3. Guide to Pill Splitting

    Some people split their pills in half to save money on prescription drugs, but be sure to do it safely.

  4. Hearing Loss Treatment Options

    Learn about different types of hearing loss and the solutions and treatments that are best suited for each type.

  5. Understanding Cochlear Implants

    Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices for people with severe or profound hearing loss. Get the facts on cochlear implants and how they work.

  6. How to Prevent Hearing Loss

    Get tips for preventing noise-induced hearing loss and slowing the progression of age-related hearing loss.

  7. Healthy Aging - Topic Overview

    What is healthy aging?Aging is a normal process of physical change over time-you can age passively without giving it much thought, or actively, making conscious, healthy choices and taking good care of your body and mind. It's never too early or too late to take the path of healthy aging. If you are feeling well and vital, good self - care helps slow or prevent many age - related problems. If you

  8. All About Hearing Aids

    What kind of hearing aids are available? How do they work? Find tips and information on hearing aids and know your options.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Healthy Aging - Emotional and Mental Vitality

    Emotional and mental vitality are closely tied to physical vitality-just as your mind has powerful effects on your body, so your physical state affects how you feel and think. Social contact can also make a big difference in how you feel. Physical activity. Protect or improve your emotional and cognitive health with regular physical activity. While exercise produces chemicals in the body that ...

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