National Institute on Aging

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I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., studied how many steps could improve health for older women.
May 06, 2021

Physical activity isn't just for athletes—it's for everyone

Finding time and energy to exercise can be hard. But I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., wants to reframe how...

Physical Activity
Flexibility exercises, like yoga, can help maintain mobility as you age.
March 11, 2021

4 physical activity tips for older adults

Regular physical activity is great for your mental and physical health. It also helps you stay independent as you age. ...

Physical Activity

Brain images of a woman with an inherited condition that causes early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
May 21, 2020

Could one woman help researchers find a cure for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, which contributes to a decline in memory, thinking, and social...

Alzheimer's Disease
April 30, 2020

Older Hispanic adults may be more prone to frailty

Pain is one of the most common and expensive health problems in the U.S. In older adults, chronic pain...

Pain

It took Randal and Lisa G. eight months and numerous doctor's visits to get a diagnosis.
December 05, 2019

Searching for words and answers: A couple’s Lewy body dementia experience

Randal G. was always a strong public speaker. "I was a person used to giving an hour-long presentation to 400 people...

Lewy Body Dementia
December 04, 2019

Lewy body dementia: What you need to know

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the most common types of dementia—but also one of the least well-known. The...

Lewy Body Dementia

December 03, 2019

2 types of Lewy body dementia

There are two types of Lewy body dementia (LBD): dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia. Dementia is...

Lewy Body Dementia
David Irwin, M.D., cares for people with dementia and studies the disease to help improve their lives.
December 02, 2019

Lewy body dementia research seeks faster, earlier diagnosis

Imagine driving and forgetting where you're going. Or feeling tremors in your hands when you try to pick up...

Lewy Body Dementia

October 24, 2019

Tips for older drivers

Whether you are 17 or 87, being a safe driver is important. But aging may make driving more challenging, putting older adults...

Older Adult Health
September 14, 2018

NIH studies explore intersection of art, music, and health

Though funding opportunities supported by NIH and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of Sound Health were...

Sound Health

Personal Story

Marguerite and David Kaye on a recent vacation.
April 24, 2018

A couple’s caregiving journey

David Kaye never thought anything could hurt him. He spent 25 years in the Army as a Green Beret and served...

Caregivers, Personal Story
Leeza Gibbons
April 23, 2018

Caregiving isn’t a solo sport

Leeza Gibbons is a leading TV talk show host, entertainment reporter, and best-selling author, but she has another role: caregiver. ...

Caregivers, Celebrity, Personal Story, Hero Feature