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  What Seniors Can Expect When COVID Vaccines Begin to Roll Out   A 69-year-old retiree receives his first injection as a participant in a phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial by Moderna at Accel Research Sites on Aug. 4…

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know? As they get older, many people worry about developing Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. If they have a family member with Alzheimer’s, they may wonder about their family history and genetic risk. As many…

Stroke A stroke is serious, just like a heart attack, so it’s important to know the signs of stroke and act quickly if you suspect someone is having one. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States,…

Frequently Asked Questions About Caregiving On this page: I’m new to caregiving. Where do I start? How do I help organize important paperwork and get affairs in order? How can I help my older parents from afar? How can I…

Brain health What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease? Can eating a specific food or following a particular diet help prevent or delay dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease? Many studies suggest that what we eat affects…

Safe Use of Medicines for Older Adults On this page: What Are Medicines? What Are Drugs? What You Need to Know About Your Medicines Questions to Ask Your Doctor About a New Medicine How Can a Pharmacist Help? Side Effects…

Approach to prevent fall injuries no better than usual care Falls can be serious, even deadly, for older adults. Each year, about 3 million adults 65 and older are treated in emergency departments nationwide for serious injuries from a fall.…

Managing Medicines for a Person with Alzheimer’s People with Alzheimer’s disease may take medicines to treat the disease itself, mood or behavior changes, and other medical conditions. Caregivers can ensure that medicines are taken safely and correctly. Here are some tips to help you manage…

Going to the Hospital: Tips for Dementia Caregivers   A trip to the hospital can be stressful for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and their caregivers. Being prepared for emergency and planned hospital visits can relieve some of that stress. This article…

  Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home   The stairs are getting so hard to climb. “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner. “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem…