Caring for Aging Adults
Aging adults require special care since they often have chronic health conditions and could be frail. Find care tips for older adults, housing options, and support to help you care for aging adults.
Articles About Aging Adults
- Your Chronological Age is Different from Your Biological Age
A new study confirms that people age at different rates, which can greatly affect your health, physical and cognitive abilities, and appearance.
- Boomers Upbeat about Aging
Although they're concerned about changes to their physical abilities and health, many boomers are optimistic about growing older, a survey says. Six out of 10 expect to live longer than their parents' generation, and almost half expect that the quality of their lives will be better. One reason: Boomers eat a more healthy diet, and exercise more.
- Businesses and Seniors Benefit from Aging Sensitivity Training
A little bit of education on the aging process can have a significant impact on the way employees and older customers interact.
- What It Feels Like to Be Old
Aging is not something we can fully understand until it happens to us. Sometimes, it feels as if seniors are being unnecessarily difficult, but if you put yourself in their shoes, you'll find that that isn't the case at all.
- Removing Dormant Cells May Slow Aging Process, Delay Disease
Removing cells may slow the aging process and delay diseases in the elderly. Removing these cells may help the elimination of age-related diseases like arthritis and cataracts.
- More People Living to 90 and Beyond: How do we care for them all?
The number of Americans that are living in their nineties is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades. Some experts suggest changing the definition of "oldest old" age from 85 to 90 years old.
- How to Embrace Old Age
More and more, I see really positive representations of aging. Here are several recent examples I liked.
- How the World’s Oldest Person Spent Her Last Day
From silent films to Blu-Ray players, Kitty Hawk to the Mars Rover missions, two World Wars and the literal invention of sliced bread—Besse Cooper, the world's oldest living person, was alive for them all.
- The Unexpected Secret to Successful Aging
Caregivers have a heightened awareness of the physical and mental declines that accompany aging. How can you ensure successful aging?
- Baby Boomers Blaze New Trail as ‘Unhealthiest Generation’
Baby boomers are used to blazing new trails, but bad health habits may be earning them a place in history as one of the unhealthiest generations.
- Facebook’s Oldest User Makes Big-Hearted Birthday Wish
Edythe Kirchmaier used the occasion of her 105th birthday to help turn her desire for a better, healthier world, into a reality.
- 10 Misconceptions about Aging
Those who approach getting older with a positive outlook are more likely to live longer and have a better quality of life. Dismiss common misconceptions and embrace aging with an optimistic mindset.