Aging doesn't have to be devastating. In "Women's Health: Advice to Baby Boomers" viewers will learn what changes to expect at mid-life, ways to avoid some of them, compensate for others and in some cases, how to accept and manage them. This program features Dr. Robin Miller, co-author of The Smart Women's Guide to Midlife and Beyond and Dr. Mike Roizen, co-author of "You Staying Young" and other You series books.
Thanks to numerous medical breakthroughs people are living longer today than ever before. That means that older Americans need to learn more about aging and what they can to do to take care of themselves. "Healthy Aging" looks at nutrition, exercise, diagnostic tests and other tips to maintain the best quality of life possible.
Today more men and women are staying active into older age and living longer. "Men's Health: Advice to Baby Boomers" explores how aging impacts men's bodies and what they can do to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. This program discusses nutrition, exercise and how to navigate the aging process.
When we're young, making friends is easy. We can make friends at school or on the playground without much effort. But as we get older, making friends gets a lot harder. Work and family takes over. You may feel like you don't have a lot of chances to make new friends. And not having friends can really take a toll on your health.
It's important to make sure you get enough fluids every day. That's not always easy, because as you get older you may lose your sense of thirst. Yet you need fluids to digest food and get rid of wastes. And you may need extra fluids if you're taking certain medications. Here are some easy ways to make sure you're getting enough.
As you get older, your body loses strength and durability. Your muscles begin to weaken. You may not be as steady on your feet. And you may develop vision problems or other medical conditions. These raise your risk of falling. Falls sometimes lead to serious injuries. But fortunately, there are some easy ways to prevent falls.
As you age, your brain changes. Some parts shrink. Brain cells don't communicate as well as they once did. You may have some mild forgetfulness, and trouble learning new things. This is normal. But some older people experience brain changes that are not normal. And memory loss can be a warning sign that something is wrong. So if you worry about your memory, or if loved ones are worried, you need to tell your doctor. Here's how to make the most of your doctor's appointment.
As you get older, you may notice that you forget things more often than you used to. This is a normal part of aging. But some older people have memory and thinking problems that aren't just forgetfulness. We call this "MCI." With MCI, you can still take care of yourself and do normal activities. But the changes in your brain may worry you.