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  • While many of us enjoy the comfortable temperatures of fall, there is no stopping the inevitable arrival of winter. Winter's snow and ice can pose dangerous fall risks for older populations.

    Top Winter Safety Tips for Aging Adults

    Top Winter Safety Tips for Aging Adults

    by Allie Brito3

  • As I approach the milestone of turning sixty, I am feeling comtemplative. Read along to learn how to embrace the good in each decade of life and move forward with zeal and enthusiasm.

    Hello, Sixty!

    Hello, Sixty!

    by Martha Montour8

  • As we age, we lose our taste and smell for food. Why does this happen? All about your taste buds and how they impact taste. Things you never knew about your nose. Do young adults lose taste and smell?

    How Taste and Smell Change Due to Aging

    How Taste and Smell Change Due to Aging

    by Audrey Hunt114

  • While rare, some people can literally die of a broken heart. This condition often occurs in elderly people after losing a spouse or partner with whom they have spent many years together

    Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

    Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

    by Stephanie Hicks45

  • Caring young people can learn from these five suggestions. Capable people in the 65+ age group can also use these suggestions with other people in this same age group to promote happiness for all.

    Five Ways to Keep Older People Happy

    Five Ways to Keep Older People Happy

    by Dora Weithers58

  • Mental decline is quite common among seniors. But it is possible to maintain a sharp mind as you age. Read about the 10 ways you can improve your memory and keep your brain healthy as you age.

    How to Improve Your Memory as You Age

    How to Improve Your Memory as You Age

    by Chin chin3

  • Our awareness of health tends to increase with age. Aging is inevitable, but by making proper lifestyle choices, many of the effects of aging can be reduced or mitigated.

    Confronting the Reality of Aging

    Confronting the Reality of Aging

    by Burgeon1

  • Take it from a couple in their 80s with family members who are 105+, 102+, 92+, and 115. Learn how you, too, can live longer a life that is healthier and happier.

    Aging a Day at a Time

    Aging a Day at a Time

    by Demas W Jasper2

  • It is easy to become negative about getting old, but think of the many good things that come with age. A look at the positive side of getting old, from a personal perspective.

    11 Good Things About Old Age

    11 Good Things About Old Age

    by Johan Smulders8

  • Are you a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's? How to recognize the end-stage signs, and how to prepare for evolving care needs during this time.

    Symptoms of Advanced Alzheimer's

    Symptoms of Advanced Alzheimer's

    by Virginia Kearney24

  • "Aging in place" has become a more commonly used phrase, as more seniors choose to live in their own homes for longer. Here is a height guide to help your elderly loved ones stay safe in their homes!

    The Right Height for Your Household Items

    The Right Height for Your Household Items

    by Allie Brito0

  • Cognitive decline is among the normal processes of aging, which simply means that the brain doesn't work as well as it used to. Cognitive decline, which can lead to dementia or other brain diseases,

    Cognitive Reserve: How to Build It Up

    Cognitive Reserve: How to Build It Up

    by Dr Pran Rangan0

  • For aging adults, the realization that extra assistance with mobility may be needed can be scary. Here are some tips to help you choose the right mobility aids for you or a loved one.

    How to Choose the Right Mobility Aids

    How to Choose the Right Mobility Aids

    by Allie Brito0

  • Swallowing difficulties are particularly common in the elderly and can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. A Registered Nurse discusses issues related to dysphagia in the elderly.

    Swallowing Problems in the Elderly

    Swallowing Problems in the Elderly

    by Eldercare Nurse5