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Staying vital and connected can help you ward off the depression that often comes with aging. Here are simple things you can do, even from your own home.

Social isolation can often pose serious health threats to the senior population, and it’s more common than most people may think. It’s important to foster an environment where seniors can stay socially engaged as they get older.

Contains symptoms of age dementia, senile dementia, and Alzheimer's. From Aging Parents and Elder

Discusses the most common types of age related eye conditions, from the American Foundation for the Blind.

Five steps to protect your eyesight, common eye problems, eye diseases and disorders. From the National Institute of Aging.

Provides information on how to find out what's considered a normal part of the aging process.

The National Voluntary Health Agency dedicated to researching the preventions, cures and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and providing support and assistance to afflicted patients and their families.

Contains information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public.

The American Foundation for the Blind, through its print publications, services, and this website, provide the information seniors need to maintain an active, independent lifestyle.

Information regarding better health while aging.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the senior population is expected to grow substantially in the coming years, reaching a projected 83.7 million U.S. adults aged 65 and older by 2050. That’s nearly double the estimated senior population in 2012: 43.1 million.

Provides resources and information on dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort when swallowing). From

If you could keep your brain sharp and stave off dementia with specific foods, you'd probably grab your grocery list. Well, start writing. Whether it's due to their ability to fight off harmful free radicals, keep brain blood vessels clear of debris or because of an evolutionary boost from plant-based chemicals, a variety of foods appear to give aging brains a healthy edge.

Contains health information and resources for older adults. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides information for men on the risk factors for developing osteoperosis. From the National Osteoperosis Foundation.

The nation's leading authority on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Provides information on normal changes in the aging eye, from the American Foundation for the Blind.

The death of a child is one of life’s most agonizing challenges. No parent can ever be truly prepared for the grief that comes with this kind of loss. In some cases, it can lead a devastated parent to turn to drug or alcohol use in an attempt to cope — but in fact, substance abuse only creates a bigger problem. This guide is for any parent who has recently lost a child and may be having an especially difficult time coping. It will discuss the kinds of emotions and obstacles to expect, the risks of drug and alcohol dependency, as well as healthy, effective ways to cope with your grief. The healing process is just that: a process. It will be a long, tumultuous journey, but one you can find your way through.

Information guide including the risk factors that determine who will develop osteoperosis. From the National Osteoperosis Foundation.

Contains signs and symptoms of a heart attack, from Aging Parents and Elder

Provides signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to avoid dehydration. From Aging Parents and Elder Care.

Contains stroke symptoms for both a mini and major stroke, from Aging Parents and Elder

Contains a fact sheet from the Alzheimer's Association with Alzheimer's statistics.

From at PBS television show, contains simple answers to tough questions about Alzheimers. Also contains symptoms, risk factors, coping, resources and the latest Alzheimer's news, updated weekly.

Contains the most common types of changes associated with aging than can be corrected with glasses for either close work such as reading, or seeing at a distance. From the American Foundation for the Blind.


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