National Institute on Aging Publications

Arthritis Advice for Older People – Arthritis can damage joints throughout the body and cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and redness.  Find information about kinds of arthritis, warning signs, treatments, and types of exercise to keep joints moving.

Advance Care Planning for Older People – Find out how to get your health care wishes and legal documents in place before a crisis.

Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet – Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults.  Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving.

Alzheimer’s Disease Medications Fact Sheet – Find out about current medications that are prescribed to treat Alzheimer’s symptoms.

Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Fact Sheet – Mutations in certain genes rarely cause Alzheimer’s.  More often, genetic variants increase disease risk.

Be Physically Active without spending a Dime – You don’t need to spend a fortune to be physically active.  Here are a few ideas to get you moving for free.

Exercise & Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life for Older People – Learn about getting fit using the four types of exercise, how to stay safe while exercising, and the benefits of exercise in avoiding age-related conditions.

Falls & Fractures for Older People – Learn some tips to prevent a fall or fracture.

Healthy Eating After 50 – Learn how to make smart food choices.

Heart Health for Older People – Find what happens to your heart as you age.

High Blood Pressure for Older People – Be informed about blood pressure and how to tell if your blood pressure is too high or too low.

Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief for Older People – Learn about risk factors, treatment, and how Vitamin D, and calcium, and more can help keep your bones strong.

There’s No Place Like Home for Growing Old – Find suggestions and resources, from assistive devices to long-term care, to help make living at home convenient, safe, and affordable for aging adults.