Aging & Caregiving

How I Made Peace With My Aging Body

When Julianna Baggott’s daughter decided to make a sculpture inspired by her mother’s breasts, the writer was forced to take a new look at her (older) body.

How to Care for the Caregiver in Your Life

“I’m fine”: Chances are, that’s the response you’ll get when you ask a caregiver how she’s doing—and yet you both know she needs help. Here are three ways to give it.

7 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. "Old age," as Bette Davis once said, "is no place for sissies." But that doesn’t mean you need to chicken out. Sure, growing older affects nearly every part of your body—including your hair, skin, heart, muscles, and more—but aging well may be as simple as adopting these (mostly) easy everyday habits.

5 Small Changes to Keep Your Brain Sharp and Healthy

Your brain can get older and wiser, provided you take good care of it.

The Surprising Trait That Gets Better With Age

You’re no longer just getting older and wiser.

Essential Questions You Have to Ask Your Aging Parents

Think the birds and bees is the most awkward chat you'll ever have with Mom and Dad? Think again. Adulthood brings other uncomfortable conversations: wills, long-term care, and end-of-life issues. Here's how to these handle delicate subjects with care.

The Surprisingly Simple Factor That Could Be Affecting Your Health

New research suggests that the first step to preventing and treating illness is asking a simple question: What’s your sex? Here’s why—and what it means for you.

5 Easy Ways to Give Your Brain a Boost

Stay sharp—and combat the aging process—with these five proven habits.

7 Ways to Know You’ll Age Well

Stay healthy throughout your golden years with these successful aging tips.

How Normal Is Your Period?

You change throughout your 20s, 30s, and 40s, so it should be no surprise that your cycles do, too. But are off-schedule, heavy, or otherwise weird periods normal? Here’s how to know—and how to handle it if they’re not.

 

What Really Goes on Inside Your Mouth?

Want to spend less time in that reclining chair? Open wide for this guide to healthy teeth and gums at every age.