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The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults in the Longevity Economy is expected to grow sharply from $2 billion today to more than $30 billion in the next few years, according to the updated report by Aging in Place Technology Watch, more likely to be based on customization of standard software than creation of… Read More »
Getting older does not necessarily mean the end to sexual intimacy or the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. Here are some resources for staying active and safe. Sex and the Senior Woman (Office on Women’s Health Blog): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vvmy Sexuality in Later Life (National Institute on Aging): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/4j00 (available for download or order)
Whether you’re settling into your sixties or heading into your ninth decade, be careful when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements. And if you’re caring for older loved ones, help them stay safe, too. Why the special concern? The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which… Read More »
The National Parkinson Foundation has developed the free Aware in Care kit with tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital visit. A recent study reported that many of those with Parkinson’s often do not receive their medications when needed while at the hospital putting them at a greater… Read More »
September 19, 2016 at 1 PM CDT / 2 PM EDT Hosted by Grantmakers in Aging For registration and information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/al6d. A telemedicine program in seven rural, Midwestern States supports health and wellness for older adults by focusing on proactive medical care. Understand how this service evolved, the success, and opportunities for philanthropy to be part… Read More »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings to incorporate new measures, giving families more information at their fingertips to help them make important decisions about care. These new measures look at successful discharges, emergency visits, and re-hospitalizations, and complement other nursing home measures previously announced… Read More »
From the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This interactive infographic summarizes the information presented at a workshop. It will help you to learn more about the factors that affect the ability of older adults to meet their daily dietary needs
Celebrate #Fit4Function in older adults with Go4Life Month this September. If you need ideas on how to motivate others, visit Go4Life event planning page, complete with activity ideas, social media messages, and articles for local media and newsletters. Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
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The project NLM 4 Caregivers is designed to increase awareness of NLM resources among family caregivers who actively seek health information online using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and listservs, for discussing and exploring health issues. NLM 4 Caregivers discusses a wide variety of resources for searching and managing medications, such as… Read More »
If you like getting Healthy Aging Tips from NIHSeniorHealth.gov, then you’ll also appreciate the new Facebook page from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). There you’ll find tips on exercise, nutrition, and caregiving, plus information on Alzheimer’s disease and ways to manage other health issues that can be a part of growing older. Check it… Read More »