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What Do I Need to Tell the Doctor?

Talking health means sharing how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Age-Friendly Care: What Matters to You

You are the expert on what matters when it comes to your health.

Medicare Enrollment While Working

Working past 65?  You can still receive Medicare benefits. Here’s how it works.

What is Age-Friendly Health Care?

Age-Friendly care is health care that addresses your unique needs and wants. It can help you enjoy a better quality of life.

It is care that is safe and based on what research shows are the most important things to pay attention to as we get older — the 4Ms: what Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.

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HEALTH

Why Heart Failure is a Common Complication of CAD

Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care. Use these worksheets to organize your questions and information when talking with your doctor

CONDITIONS

Understanding Cancer Risks in Older Adults

A cancer diagnosis at any age is challenging. But a cancer diagnosis in older adults can be particularly devastating. Frailty and other common health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes can complicate cancer treatment. What’s more, older adults may have social, emotional, and financial challenges that undermine their ability to seek care and treatment. 

AGE FRIENDLY CARE

What Do I Need to Tell the Doctor?

Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care. Use these worksheets to organize your questions and information when talking with your doctor

AGE FRIENDLY CARE

I Forgot — And Maybe That’s Okay

But what if forgetting things happens far more often than it used to, or far more frequently to you than others your age? It could be a sign of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which for many people is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.
 

AGE FRIENDLY CARE

Age-Friendly Health Care: Speaking Up About What Matters to You

As you get older, your medical care can ripple across every aspect of your life. It might be a prescription that makes you too tired for dinner with the family. You may love bowling, but a hip replacement has kept you off the lanes much longer than you expected. You might feel sad and withdrawn from friends, unsure if it's depression or because you can't hear as well anymore.

CONDITIONS

6 Fast Facts About Type 2 Diabetes

If you haven’t been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, chances are you probably know someone who has. That’s because older adults are at increased risk of diseases that impact their ability to regulate their blood sugar as they age. For some, it’s a matter of genetics. For others, it’s triggered by lifestyle and diet choices. But those who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, can continue to live active, healthy lives if they make the right changes.

LIVING

Looking to Stay Young at 80? Learn from Two Nude Models

Barry and Joanne have been married 57 years. They've spent the last 15 modeling.

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