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Hearing loss doesn't only affect older people. Regular ear care is important for people of all ages. Proper ear cleaning, wax removal and doctor visits are crucial to preventing hearing problems, falls and even cognitive decline.

If I ever needed a sense of humor and adventure, it is now! I am reinventing my life yet again, which is both exciting and perplexing at times. But, it is important to remember that it's never too late to shake things up and find happiness.

Significant changes are happening to the demographics of the United States. Our population is growing in both number and diversity, and it is also aging. But what does this mean about how generations of people continue to interact with one another?

A company has set out to preserve seniors' legacies for future generations by using video interviews, family photos, old letters and other personal memorabilia to produce a unique theater-quality film.

Positive thinking and careful framing are powerful tools that can help individuals live the healthy and happy lives that they desire. Learn how to focus on the good and avoid getting caught in a negative rut that can affect your health and how you age.

I've begun an "aging well" series, and don't know many seniors who are doing just that any better than Margaret, profiled here. She's 97, lives in her own house with her cat, plays the piano and manages all her own affairs. Here's her inspiring story.

I decided to profile people I know who seem to be aging well. First up: my dear friends Daniel and Marione Ingram. They don't boast a huge bank account, but they are rich in ways that most of us would envy.

A new study confirms that people age at different rates, which can greatly affect your health, physical and cognitive abilities, and appearance.

Having a purpose in life can protect your brain and is associated with a number of positive physical and psychological benefits. Learn how to help your loved one (and yourself) regain a sense of purpose.

More and more, I see really positive representations of aging. Here are several recent examples I liked.

Two brain experts offer important information and tips for keeping your brain healthy while caregiving.

Check out this video of adults aged 65 to 92 covering a popular hip-hop song. Just keep in mind, they have 1,200 grandchildren between them, and they still did their own stunts.

Yoga has been around for thousands of years, but its health benefits are timeless. People of any age and any ability level can begin a practice to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

A new year is a great time to reaffirm your commitment to your health and well-being, especially if you have an aging loved one relying on you for care. Try to adopt a few of these healthy habits this year.

Most people expect to look and feel different as they age, but few know the details behind why their body changes with age, or how a little knowledge can be their greatest asset.

Healthy aging expert, Dr. Bruce Daggy shares his thoughts on using diet and exercise to delay the negative effects of aging.

American life expectancy has just reached an all-time high—78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But is this really a cause for celebration?

The 2014 United States of Aging Survey reveals how older Americans’ attitudes benefit from setting goals and being proactive about their health.

Boy, nobody is more guilty than I am! I sit way too much, especially in my home office looking at the computer screen. A new study shows it's not just enough to get exercise to maintain good health. We need to SIT LESS!

Aging is full of challenging situations, but being able to appreciate the lighter moments can be a good way to manage stress. Learn how çlaughter techniques can help caregivers stay healthy.
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