Healthy Aging

  • 10 Common Misconceptions About Aging

    Did you know that those who approach getting older with a positive outlook are more likely to live longer and have a better quality of life? Dismiss common myths about older adults and embrace aging with optimism.

  • The Unexpected Secret to Successful Aging

    Are you destined to age the same way your parent has? Caregivers have a heightened awareness of the physical and mental declines that accompany aging. How can you ensure successful aging?

  • 10 Things That Make You Feel Old and What To Do About Them

    Discover ways to outwit the everyday things that make you feel old. The idea that aging is an uncontrollable, unstoppable force is faulty. Making small, simple lifestyle changes can improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

  • 10 Tips for a Healthy Diet After Age 50

    A registered dietitian explains what nutrients are most important for older adults and how you and your loved one can work on adopting healthier eating habits together.

  • Respecting the Right to Age With Dignity

    Adult children often go to great lengths to protect their aging parents, but this can diminish their independence and quality of life. Family caregivers and the public must learn to respect older adults and their desire to age on their own terms.

  • The Link Between Laughter and Memory Loss

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

  • 6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Safeguard Your Vision as You Age

    Vision loss is often accepted as an inevitable side-effect of aging. But there are steps you can take to keep your eye health strong, even as you get older.

  • Recommended Vaccines for Seniors

    Decreasing an aging loved one’s risk of contracting preventable yet potentially deadly diseases, such as Covid-19, flu or pneumonia, is as simple as getting a shot (or two). These are the CDC guidelines for senior vaccinations.

  • Do People Need Less Sleep As They Age?

    Sleep needs change naturally throughout a person's lifetime, but which changes are normal and which ones indicate an underlying problem?

  • Is Dementia a Normal Part of Aging?

    Dementia is not a normal part of getting older. Learn how age-related changes in the brain differ from those associated with various dementias.

  • As I Approach 70...

    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.

  • Aging and Generational Competences

    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 Wonderful Life Productions: Preserving Legacies with Film

    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.

  • We Are What We Think We Are… or How to Avoid Aging

    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.

  • Aging Well: Margaret's Gifts

    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.

  • Aging Well: Love and Zest for Life Trump Money

    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.

  • 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.

  • Having a Purpose in Life Protects Your Brain

    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.

  • How to Embrace Old Age

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

  • 5 Tips for Keeping Your Brain Healthy While Caregiving

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

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