As You Age...A Guide to Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol

Warns about the dangers of the elderly misusing alcohol, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs. Describes the signs of misuse and steps that older adults can take to prevent problems. Includes a chart for listing all medicines and dietary supplements.

Age Page - Depression

There are many reasons why depression in older people is often missed or untreated. As a person ages, the signs of depression are much more varied than at younger ages. It can appear as increased tiredness, or it can be seen as grumpiness or irritability.

Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol

Designed to increase awareness among older adult consumers about possible problems related to the misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, or over-the-counter drugs. Lists signs of misuse and suggests actions the elderly can take to avoid or deal with problems.

Age Page - Older Drivers

As you age, your joints may get stiff, and your muscles may weaken. This can make it harder to turn your head to look back, turn the steering wheel quickly, or brake safely.

Saving Middle Aged Adult Lives in Tennessee (TSPN)

For many people, middle-age adulthood, defined as the years 45-64, is the prime of their life. Dreams of advancement in their career, home ownership, and raising a family are primary goals in many people’s lives. This age group, however, is also often faced with many stressful events and the possibility that many of their dreams may not come to pass.

Age Page - Sexuality in Later Life

Many people want and need to be close to others as they grow older. This includes the desire to continue an active, satisfying sex life as they grow older. But, with aging, there may be changes that can cause problems.

Age Page - Heart Health

A common problem for older people is arteriosclerosis This is a stiffening of the arteries that happens, in part, because of growing older.

Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol (Spanish)

Provee informaci�n acerca del uso de los medicamentos de prescripci�n y el alcohol. Lista las se�ales de alerta de un problema con el alcohol u otras sustancias. Ofrece sugerencias para hablar con los proveedores de atenci�n m�dica y para leer las etiquetas.

Age Page - Depression (Spanish)

Sentirse "desanimado" durante un per�odo de tiempo no es una parte normal de la etapa del envejecimiento. Pero es un problema com�n, y podr�a requerir ayuda m�dica. En la mayor�a de las personas, la depresi�n mejorar� con un tratamiento. La terapia de "di�logo", los medicamentos u otros m�todos curativos, pueden aliviar las aflicciones de la depresi�n. Usted no tiene porque sufrir.

Age Page - HIV/AIDs and Older People

Like most people, you probably have heard a lot about HIV and AIDS. You may have thought that these diseases weren't your problem and that only younger people have to worry about them. But anyone at any age can get HIV/AIDS.

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