https://www.healthcentral.com/category/healthy-aging
Healthy Living

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging Topics

The Latest

Couple holding each other walking together
Risk Factors

7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer's

Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have yet to pinpoint the causes of the disorder.

Artificial intelligence.
Diagnosis

UTI, Robot: Can AI Detect Urinary Tract Infections?

New artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify and help reduce UTIs, which are a common reason why people with dementia are hospitalized.

Superhuman old man
Recipe/Cooking

To Live Longer, Change Your Eating Habits

If longevity is on your mind as you get older, research shows that changing your diet is the best way to add years onto your life.

Nurse and senior woman with IV in the hospital.
Cognitive Impairment

Emergency Hospitalizations Raise Rates of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Urgent and emergency hospitalizations are associated with higher rates of long-term cognitive decline in seniors, compared to planned hospitalizations.

Senior couple walking in the winter.
Falls

Keeping Your Feet Planted During Icy Months

Rushing to stay out of cold winter weather can cause slips and falls, which can be life-altering for aging adults. Here's how to avoid these mishaps.

Senior woman holding her small dog in a living room chair at home.
Healthy Aging

Helping an Elderly Loved One Leave Behind a Pet

Animals can be a barrier against loneliness for older adults. If a move to assisted living requires someone you love to leave behind a pet, here’s how to help.

Senior woman sleeping well.
Lifestyle

Trouble Sleeping? More Than Your Energy is at Risk

Aside from being rundown and tired, some studies also suggest a link between a lack of sleep and an increased risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Follow these three tips to catch more Z's.

Happy seniors walking on the beach.
Aerobic

Walking May Lessen Cognitive Decline in Just Six Months

Older adults who participate in aerobic exercise three times per week can rev up their thinking skills and boost their brain health, finds a small study.

Senior couple dancing at home.
Fitness

Put on Your Dancing Shoes to Stay Nimble as You Age

Older women who dance have a lower risk of developing disabilities that impact daily activities like walking, bathing, and dressing, according to a study.

Smiling senior couple dancing at home.
Prevention

Fall Risks in Older Adults Differ in Men and Women

In a study of seniors over the age of 60 living in a community setting, different factors were associated with an increased risk of falling in men and women.