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Health Topics for Older Adults

Do you have questions about your health or the health of a loved one?  Or do you just want to know more about a certain health topic?  Click on a topic below to find out more.   

 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

 

National Institute on Aging – Forgetfulness

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/forgetfulness

 

Alzheimer’s Association

https://www.alz.org/

 

National Institute on Aging – Alzheimer’s

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

http://www.alzfdn.org/

 

Arthritis

 

Health in Aging - Arthritis

http://www.healthinaging.org/aging-and-health-a-to-z/topic:arthritis/

 

National Institute on Aging – Arthritis Advice

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/arthritis-advice

 

Arthritis Foundation

https://www.arthritis.org/

 

Asthma

 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Asthma

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma/

 

American Lung Association - Asthma

http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/asthma/

 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Older Adults and Asthma

http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8&sub=17&cont=173

*Videos for proper inhaler technique

*How to use and clean your nebulizer

 

Cancer

 

American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/

 

NIH Senior Health – Cancer

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/cancer-facts-people-over-50

 

American Society of Clinical Oncology

 http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/older-adults

 

COPD

 

COPD Foundation

http://www.copdfoundation.org/

 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd/

 

The American Lung Association

http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/copd/

*Videos for roper inhaler technique

*How to use and clean your nebulizer

 

Diabetes

 

American Diabetes Association – Diabetes and Seniors

http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/seniors/   

 

National Institute on Aging – Diabetes and Older People

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/diabetes-older-people

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Diabetes Public Health Resource

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/consumer/index.htm

 

Hearing

 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/pages/older.aspx

 

NIH Senior Health

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/hearingloss/hearinglossdefined/01.html

 

National Institute on Aging

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/hearing-loss

 

Heart Health and Disease

 

National Institute on Aging – Heart Health

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/heart-health

 

NIH Senior Health – Heart Attack

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/heart-health

 

NIH Senior Health – Heart Failure

https://nihseniorhealth.gov/heartfailure/heartfailuredefined/01.html

 

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

 

National Institute on Aging

http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/high-blood-pressure

 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp

 

Osteoporosis

 

National Osteoporosis Foundation

 http://nof.org/

 

NIH Senior Health - Osteoporosis            

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/osteoporosis/whatisosteoporosis/01.html

 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease Resource Center

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_ff.asp

 

Stroke

 

NIH Senior Health - Stroke

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/stroke/aboutstroke/01.html

 

National Stroke Association

http://www.stroke.org/site/PageNavigator/HOME

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Stroke

http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/

 

Tobacco Use

 

American Lung Association – Smoking and Older Adults

http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/facts-figures/smoking-and-older-adults.html

 

Smokefree.gov – Quit Smoking Today

http://smokefree.gov/

 

Vision

 

NIH Senior Health – Healthy Eyes

https://nihseniorhealth.gov/healthyeyes/maintaining/01.html

 

American Optometric Association – Adult Vision Over 60 Years of Age

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/good-vision-throughout-life/adult-vision-19-to-40-years-of-age/adult-vision-over-60-years-of-age

 

National Eye Institute – Eye Health Information

http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/

 

Weight Loss/Healthy Weight

 

Weight Control Information Network – Choosing a Successful Weight Loss Program

http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/choosing.htm

 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Healthy Weights for Healthy Older Adults

http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=10934

 

NIH Senior Health – Eating Well as You Get Older             

https://nihseniorhealth.gov/eatingwellasyougetolder/benefitsofeatingwell/01.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about any of the above programs, please contact the Funds Call Center at 1-800-291-1425, option 2.