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Healthy Brains is a new Cleveland Clinic website. This website is an interactive platform designed to provide individualized brain health assessment tools, lifestyle tips and medical news on the prevention, early detection and treatment for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Visitors to the website can also sign up for a Brain Check-up and receive… Read More »
Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme is, Connect, Create, Contribute, which encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. Contribute time, talent, and… Read More »
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Weight gain is a common “side effect” of aging. Medications and decreased activity are two factors that can contribute. You probably don’t have to lose as much weight as you think to improve your health. Simply maintaining a healthy weight—or dropping just a few pounds if necessary—can be worthwhile. Information about calories, nutrition and exercise… Read More »
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Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity. For a person with Alzheimer’s, this link with a familiar past is reassuring. However, when celebrations, special events, or holidays… Read More »
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) are collaborating on the Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR) project to encourage older adults and their family caregivers, including underrepresented populations, to consider participating in research. Organizations can join this project and collaborate with… Read More »
Do you live alone with no family or no family nearby? Do you have few friends to rely on? You might be an “Elder Orphan” or as some prefer, “Solo Ager”. Elder orphans are a growing number of Americans, according to a report by AARP, and this vulnerable population will continue to increase. Growing older… Read More »
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a public workshop featuring presentations and discussions of health literacy and healthy aging on March 13, 2018 beginning at 8:00am ET, at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Potential areas of discussion include the changing health needs of older adults; chronic… Read More »
This 61-page toolkit’s purpose, is to enable those involved in aging-in-place assistance and disaster resilience to help those older adults in need, to recover and thrive from both natural and man-made disasters. It takes these two complementary fields and brings them together to assist those who may not be able to help themselves after disaster… Read More »
With the retirement of NIHSeniorHealth.gov on August 1st, sign up for the National Institute on Aging mailing lists for updates on health information relating to aging and older adults. E-alerts include healthy aging highlights, Alzheimer’s news and annoucements, NIA for Caregivers, Go4Life fitness tips, and tips to maintain motivation to help you be more active…. Read More »
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