Aging & Caregiving

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.

These 4 Activities Protect Against Mental Decline

New research suggests these mentally stimulating activities could reduce risk of cognitive impairment by more than 20 percent.

Your Personality Might Change More Than You Think In Adulthood 

Scientists discover participants were almost entirely different 63 years later. 

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.

Betty White Proves Again and Again That Aging Is Just About Attitude

On her 95th birthday, we celebrate the hilarious actress by revisiting some of her best quotes about getting older.

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.

11 Easy Habits That Can Make Aging Easier

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

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.