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Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
Even as a caregiver, it can be hard to accept support from your community. Stacy McQuaide's husband was diagnosed with cancer. She explains why it's so important to say yes to friends and family who want to help.
As a caregiver, staying positive is key. Stacy McQuaide shares her experience caring for a husband with head and neck cancer, and explains what allowed her to let her guard down.
When given the news your parent has dementia, how do you cope with caring for a stranger? Here are some experiences and lessons learned from a few who have traveled this road.
In general, only about 3% of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20% to 30% of people in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Older adults may have dental concerns that can’t be totally taken care of with just brushing and flossing.
In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness that some people experience as they grow older.
As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
Most older people are independent. But later in life, you or someone you love may need help with everyday activities, such as shopping, cooking and bathing.
At some point, most of us will face the tough decisions that come with the responsibility of caring for our aging parents. These caregivers share their story of adjusting to their new role of parenting their parents.