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Health for Older Adults

Get information on prevention and how to manage ongoing health conditions focused on physical and mental health. From exercise tips to diet and nutrition, this is your one-stop shop for caring for yourself and loved ones.
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What Should Aging Look Like?

Aging well in America means drawing upon important assets that support long life. Learn more about what we need to do to ensure everyone has the resources to nurture their well-being and independence.

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Since 1950, NCOA's passion and mission has been improving the lives of older adults. We believe aging well should be a right, not a privilege.

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If you're living with a chronic condition, planning and support can lay the groundwork for your next hospital stay. Here are five ways you can be more prepared for a hospitalization.

Sep 7, 2023

5 Tips to Be Prepared and Banish Fear of Hospitals While Living with Chronic Illness

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Learn when to talk to your health care provider and what you can do to reduce your risk of prostate cancer and have the best chance of survival if you are diagnosed.

Sep 6, 2023

Prostate Cancer: Early Signs, Symptoms, and What to Do When Diagnosed

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Try these sleep tips for older adults to improve your slumber and feel better during your waking hours.

Jul 7, 2023

6 Sensible Sleep Tips for Older Adults

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Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans—and it’s more common among older adults. Learn about the different types of treatment options that can help.

Jul 6, 2023

Sleep Apnea in Older Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

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Most falls can be prevented. You have the power to reduce your risk and protect your older loved ones from a serious fall. Stay safe by following these tips.

May 25, 2023

Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

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Brain fog and memory loss are common menopause symptoms. Following these tips can help.

May 1, 2023

How to Handle Menopause Brain Fog

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A senior Caucasian couple is sleeping comfortably in bed together.

Apr 19, 2023

How Sleep Affects Your Health

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There is a widespread lack of support and understanding about menopause in the workplace. These tips can help.

Apr 5, 2023

How Does Menopause Affect Women at Work?

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As you work with your Parkinson’s care team to find the right medication regimen, keep these health and safety tips in mind.

Dec 14, 2022

Medication Management and Parkinson's: What Older Adults Need to Know

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The holidays can be challenging for many older adults by arriving with a heightened sense of loss, stress, and depression. Team Alice offers these helpful tips.

Dec 7, 2022

Taking Care of Your Health through the Holiday Season

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Menopause expert Maryon Stewart shares some tips on staying positive before, during, and after menopause.

Dec 5, 2022

How to Stay Positive During Menopause

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Physical therapists are movement experts and can help older adults avoid falls, maintain flexibility, gain strength and stay active as they age.

Oct 19, 2022

What Is a Physical Therapist and How Can Physical Therapy Help Me?

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Menopause expert Maryon Stewart shares some tips on dealing with hot flashes, a common menopause symptom.

Oct 11, 2022

Menopause Hot Flashes: 9 Tips for Staying Cool Naturally

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You can manage symptoms of menopause by following a few key tips, including getting enough of the right kinds of nutrients in your daily diet.

Oct 4, 2022

5 Ways to Manage Your Menopause Naturally

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Children and older adults are at risk for injury and death from furniture tip-overs, but you can take these preventive steps to avoid a tragedy.

Sep 7, 2022

How to Prevent Deaths from Furniture Tip-Overs

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A telehealth service is a full visit with a provider that requires real-time communication through audio and video technology.​ Find out how Medicare covers telehealth.

Aug 6, 2022

How Medicare Covers Telehealth Services

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Mobility Transfer Systems adult portable bed rails can create an entrapment hazard, posing a risk of serious injury or death to users.

Jul 11, 2022

How Adult Portable Bed Rails Can Fatally Entrap Users and Cause Asphyxia Hazard

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Older adults are uniquely vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change. Planning ahead for extreme heat and other climate-related events can help safeguard your health.

Apr 21, 2022

Climate Change and Older Adults: Planning Ahead to Protect Your Health

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Apr 15, 2022

Retiring Soon? How to Ensure a Successful Transition

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A homecare worker is helping a senior Black man get up and out of bed.

Jan 7, 2022

How to Prevent Falls with Home Safety Modifications

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A close up shot of a scientist's hand in a latex glove holding a vile of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

Jul 28, 2021

The Best Way to Protect Yourself Against the Delta Variant

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Learn more about the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) database..

Jul 9, 2021

Get Cooking! Top Tips for Older Adults Managing Arthritis Hand Pain

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A senior man suffering from vision loss, wearing a khaki trench coat is walking across the street using walking stick.

May 14, 2021

Living with Vision Loss: Practical Tips for Safety and Independence

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A Black senior woman is radiant in the sun, wearing sunglasses and a brimmed hat while smiling.

May 13, 2021

5 Tips to Help You Prevent Vision Loss

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A group of older adult women are playing Bingo in a senior center during the day.

May 7, 2021

Combine Bingo, Education, and Exercise to Improve Your Health

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Find out how establishing a sleep-friendly daytime and nighttime routine can be restorative and boost your immune system.

Mar 8, 2021

Sleeping Well in Stressful Times

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As people age, their bodies are less able to handle the effects of environmental hazards, such as poor air quality. Here are some ways to limit your exposure.

Oct 26, 2020

Protecting Yourself from Poor Air Quality

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Ramsey Alwin's father, smiling and enjoying life.

Sep 15, 2020

Aging with Dignity Shouldn’t be a Stroke of Luck

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A senior Black man holds up a toothbrush as though he's ready to brush his teeth.

Apr 19, 2018

Is Healthy Aging Your Goal? A Healthy Mouth Should Be, Too

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Aug 30, 2016

5 Malnutrition Facts You Probably Didn't Know

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