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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. Healthy Aging - Topic Overview

      Normal changes occur in your feet as you age. Feet tend to spread,possibly causing shoe size to change. Have your feet measured each time you buy shoes. Do not assume that your shoe size has not changed. The bottoms of the feet lose the fatty pads (especially the heel pad) that cushion the feet. Skin becomes thinner and less elastic and may get injured or infected more easily. Ligaments ...

    2. Healthy Aging - Normal Aging

      As your body ages, you can expect it to undergo gradual changes, at its own pace. How your body ages depends in part on your family (genetic) patterns of aging. However, your lifestyle choices have a more powerful impact on how well your body ages. Fortunately, you can control your lifestyle choices. The following are normal signs of aging. Some of these changes may apply to you; others may not. .

    3. 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

    4. Healthy Aging - Common Physical Changes in Women

      Most physical changes take place after menopause and are the result of decreased estrogen levels. These changes can be altered if a woman is taking hormone therapy.It may take longer for a woman to become sexually excited.A woman's skin may feel more sensitive and irritable, making caressing and skin - to - skin contact less pleasurable.The walls of the vagina become thinner and drier and are more

    5. 50+ Guide - Sexual Vitality

      Because sexuality tends to be a private matter, it's likely that you've heard less about sexual change than any other element of aging. Fortunately, the news is good-for most healthy adults, pleasure and interest don't diminish with age. Most people are sexual throughout their lives, with or without a partner, and some feel greater sexual freedom in their later years. On the other hand, some men .

    6. Healthy Aging - Staying Sexual

      Just as exercise is the key to maintaining fitness, having sex on a regular basis is the best way to maintain sexual capacity.And just as it's never too late start an exercise program, it's never too late to start having sex. Many older people who have been celibate for years develop satisfying sexual practices within new loving relationships. For others, self - stimulation (masturbation) is commo

    7. Healthy Aging - Topic Overview

      Sex and sexuality communicate a great deal: affection, love, esteem, warmth, sharing, and bonding. These gifts are as much the right of older adults as of those who are much younger.Two aspects of sexuality are covered in this topic: the changes that come with aging, and suggestions on how to adjust to these changes.In most healthy adults, pleasure and interest in sex do not diminish with age. ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. Starting Your Role As Caregiver

      Are you becoming a caregiver for a parent or grandparent? This guide from WebMD can help you get started.

    10. 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.

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