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  1. Answers to 10 Questions About Healthy Aging

    WebMD answers 10 questions about healthy aging.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Legal Issues of Caregiving

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  5. Healthy Aging - 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 ...

  6. Healthy Aging - 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? ...

  7. Healthy Aging - The Dying Process

    If you are dying or are caring for a dying loved one, you may have questions and concerns about what will happen physically and emotionally as death approaches. The following information may help answer some of these questions.Signs of approaching deathThe dying process is as variable as the birthing process. The exact time of death cannot be predicted, nor can the exact manner in which a person .

  8. Healthy Aging - After Death

    AutopsyAn autopsy is the thorough examination of a body after death to help determine how and why a person died. Autopsies are not performed as frequently as they once were, especially when the death was expected. An autopsy is often not needed to determine the cause of death when a person dies of a disease or condition that had been diagnosed. If a diagnosis and cause of death were unclear, some

  9. Healthy Aging - Where to Receive Care

    Deciding where you will receive care as your illness progresses can be challenging, but planning now for your care can decrease your anxiety later on. Talk to your loved ones about the type of care you would like to receive at the end of your life. Discuss their expectations as well as your wishes, care needs, finances, and the needs of your family. Your choice may change as your illness changes.

  10. Healthy Aging - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about end - of - life care:What kinds of care are available at the end of life?What is hospice?How can I be sure my doctors will respect my wishes as I approach death?Do I need a living will?What is the dying process like?Will I be in pain?Getting treatment:Where should I receive treatment?Should I receive artificial hydration and nutrition?Should I receive CPR and mechanical ...

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