National Institute on Aging Publications

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.