Prevent Falls and Fractures

If you or an older person you know has fallen, you're not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling—and fall-related problems—rises with age.

Brain Health: Medicine, Age and Your Brain

During normal aging, older adults’ bodies change in ways that affect how they process and react to medicines.

Cognitive Health and Older Adults

Cognitive health — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important component of performing everyday activities. Cognitive health is just one aspect of overall brain health.

Aging and Your Eyes

Have your eyes checked regularly by an eye care professional—either an ophthalmologist or optometrist. People over age 60 should have dilated eye exams yearly.

How Smell and Taste Can Change As You Age

As you get older, your sense of smell may fade. Your sense of smell is closely related to your sense of taste. When you can’t smell, food may taste bland. You may even lose interest in eating.

Hearing Loss: A Common Problem for Older Adults

Hearing loss is a common problem caused by noise, aging, disease, and heredity. People with hearing loss may find it hard to have conversations with friends and family.

Combination of Healthy Lifestyle Traits May Substantially Reduce Alzheimers Disease Risk

Combining more healthy lifestyle behaviors was associated with substantially lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease in a study that included data from nearly 3,000 research participants.

Positive Mood in Older Adults Suggests Better Brain Function

Previous research has led to findings that support links between a positive mental outlook and physical health benefits such as lower blood pressure, less heart disease, and healthier blood sugar levels.

Memory, Forgetfulness and Aging: What's Normal and What's Not?

What's the difference between normal, age-related forgetfulness and a serious memory problem?

The Health Effects of Social Isolation

The biology of loneliness can accelerate the buildup of plaque in arteries, help cancer cells grow and spread, and promote inflammation in the brain leading to Alzheimer’s disease.

The Movement in Senior Living Communities

Even if you’ve never been one to exercise, the benefits are seen not only in those who maintain an existing level of physical activity, but also in those who begin exercising between ages 70 and 85. So, it’s never too late to get started!

Preventing Elder Fraud in Florida

According to the FBI, seniors are often targeted by con artists who assume they have assets like a paid-off home or large savings account. It’s become such an issue, The National Council of Aging says elder fraud is “the crime of the 21st century.

Gait Analysis of Dementia Patients Reliably Identifies Alzheimer's

A new study has demonstrated how this might work in distinguishing Alzheimer’s disease from other types of dementia, by focusing on one specific difference in the patient’s gait.

For Predicting Alzheimer’s, The Nose May Know

When it comes to medications that are being designed to treat Alzheimer's disease, it is widely believed that they may only work if they're administered before dementia sets in.

Life After Retirement: The Benefits of Independent Living Communities

One of the benefits of having a strong community is forming and maintaining social networks. Loneliness is a common problem in older people which severely affects their physical and mental health, leading to depression and anxiety.

How Older Adults Can Get Started Exercising

Deciding to become physically active can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Exercise and physical activity are not only great for your mental and physical health, but they can help keep you independent as you age.

Seniors Exercising with Chronic Conditions

For most older adults, physical activities like brisk walking, riding a bike, swimming, weightlifting, and gardening are safe, especially if you build up slowly.

Exercise Induced Protein May Slow Age Related Cognitive Decline

Exercise and physical activity are important as you age. They help keep your body and brain healthy. Staying active can help you remain independent by preventing loss of physical mobility. It may also slow age-related cognitive decline.