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.
Talking down to older adults is not only disrespectful, but it can be detrimental
Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can be particularly hard on loved ones
An American Council on Exercise director explains the test in a podcast episode
How to offer support and connection in times of struggle
As families gather for the holidays, here are some touching words on the subject
Does your jaw ache? Does it click when you eat? Find out why and how to cure it.
For some people, they range beyond persistent sadness and crying
The risk increases with age, but there are ways to prevent it
The words you choose can ease the pain or they can make matters worse
A heartfelt wish list from a dementia care worker
This study sheds new light on the earliest symptoms
How the popular birds can offer mental health benefits to older adults
Listen to this recent podcast to hear from an expert on the topic
Know what to do to adjust to your body and stay in shape
As we get older, this common back problem can get worse. Here's how to recognize the symptoms.
What the writer learned after a 'nightmare' recovery from his first operation
This podcast discusses the Go4Life initiative and gives helpful suggestions
Resilience, gratitude and realistic expectations all play roles
Follow our in-depth examination of current health care offerings through an age-friendly lens. What does age-friendly health care look like, and how do you locate and access it? We cover how to prioritize your unique needs when selecting providers and treatments for yourself or a loved one.