Healthy Aging

Your guide to expert information on healthy living and caregiving

Diseases & Conditions

Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know as You Age

Overview An estimated 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia in the world and […]

Low Vision: What You Need to Know as You Age

Overview Seeing is believing, right? But eyesight often gets worse with age. A pair of bifocals or reading […]

Insomnia: What You Need to Know as You Age

Overview While the rest of the world is sleeping, some people remain wide-awake due to insomnia. It’s the […]


Family Caregiver Resources

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

A Johns Hopkins disaster-response expert explains how to take smart steps now so you and your loved ones […]

Medical Records: Getting Organized

Struggling with your own files or those of a loved one you care for? These steps and tools—from […]

Supporting a Spouse Through a Health Challenge

When a spouse is diagnosed with a serious health condition, what can you say? What should you do? […]


Healthy Body

Fitness Tips for 50-Plus

Upping your daily activity level at 50-plus is more manageable when you follow these fitness tips from a […]

Seven Ways to Get a Healthier Night’s Sleep

An estimated 18 million Americans still fail to get a good night’s sleep. If you or someone you […]

4 Top Ways to Live Longer

Johns Hopkins researchers found that people who made certain healthy choices reduced their risks significantly. See if you’re […]


Healthy Connections

Do You Have a Healthy Number of Friends?

Research points to the importance of friendship for psychological well-being for both men and women. Discover whether your […]

Specialists in Aging: Do You Need a Geriatrician?

When your children were little, you probably took them to a pediatrician. After all, babies and children have […]

Forgiveness: Your Health Depends on It

Conflict doesn’t just weigh down the spirit; it can lead to physical health issues. But these steps from […]


Healthy Mind

Beyond Memory Loss: How to Handle the Other Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

There is a lot of talk about the emotional pain patients and caregivers suffer when a loved one […]

Inside the Science of Memory

Just how are memories formed? And what can strengthen the connections in our brains? A Johns Hopkins expert […]

Natural Relief for Depression

In Johns Hopkins research, meditation appeared to provide relief from anxiety and depression symptoms. Find out how simple […]