Health Information for Senior Citizens

Chronic diseases exact a particularly heavy health and economic burden on Senior Citizens due to associated long-term illness, diminished quality of life, and greatly increased health care costs. Although the risk of disease and disability clearly increases with advancing age, poor health is not an inevitable consequence of aging.

Much of the illness, disability, and death associated with chronic disease is avoidable through known prevention measures. Key measures include practicing a healthy lifestyle and the use of early detection practices (e.g., screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers, diabetes and its complications, and depression).

For chronic diseases and conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, depression, psychiatric disorders, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, and urinary incontinence, much remains to be learned about their distribution in the population, associated risk factors, and effective measures to prevent or delay their onset. This site is intended to provide health tips for Senior Citizens to help them live longer, healthier lives.

Health Guide for Seniors

Look below for tips and information on health issues for Senior Citizens.

Long-Term Care and End of Life Issues

Hospice Care, Long-term care, palliative care and preparing for end-of-life health issues affecting Senior Citizens.

Chronic Disease and the Elderly

Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic pain are chronic conditions that affect elderly people.

Mental Health for Older People

Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Depression and other mental health conditions affect older people disproportionately. Find out about mental health issues for Seniors here.

Infectious Diseases and Seniors

West Nile Virus is one of the infectious diseases that target older people's immune sytems.

Vaccinations for Seniors

Flu vaccine, pneumonia shots, and other immunizations are important for Senior Citizens

Avoiding Injury

Senior Citizens run a special risk of injuring themselves- especially in falls. Learn how to avoid falls and personal injury here.

Medicare and Seniors

Medicare is a federal progrma that serves people 65 and older. Find out about Medicare Drug Plans, Medicare coverage and more.

Senior Health Topics

Buying exercise equipment, physical activity and seniors, proper nutrition, health insurance and more.

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