Aging & Caregiving

11 Easy Habits That Can Make Aging Easier

The best part? You can start all of them today.

Everything You (Really Didn’t But Should) Want to Know About Perimenopause

This fertility rite of passage can be surprising, annoying, and sometimes painful. Since Judy Blume hasn’t written a book about it (yet), we’ve gone to the experts for the full details.

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.