Health & Well Being is a space where you will learn about ways to live your healthiest and happiest life. In this section, we cover ways to help prevent heart disease and heart break. The articles in this section teach you how to live not just longer — but better.
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and the aging mind is also a major concern for older adults. You may be worried about inheriting Alzheimer’s or want to learn what you can do to prevent or delay its symptoms. We tell stories of people helping loved ones with the dementia caused by Alzheimer’s, its symptoms and how doctors test for the disease.
Common signs of aging can often be tracked to the illness
Not all physicians are right for all patients. When to look for a new one.
We all need to spend time outside, and a national park is a great choice
It's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a good time for frank family talks
An American Council on Exercise director explains the test in a podcast episode
Advice from Allison Task, a life and career coach and author of Personal (R)evolution
To figure out your fitness level, see if you can complete the following exercises
Five actions you can take to help determine what’s next
My mother has so few items in her house, it's affecting her quality of life
Why this elder advocate applauds efforts by the Trump administration and Congress
These little-known effects can be frightening for those with the illness
Poor health and isolation can increase suicide risk, experts say
A podcast from Columbia students on growing older around New York City
Does your jaw ache? Does it click when you eat? Find out why and how to cure it.
Potlucks and social networks help, as does training for health care staff
Enjoy great health benefits without the need for special equipment
Spending time together led to a stronger relationship
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.