National Institute on Aging

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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
April 24, 2018

Caregiving: It takes a village

Do you remind a family member or friend to take a life-saving medication each day? Do you spend time helping...

Caregivers

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