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What Do I Need to Tell the Doctor?
AGE FRIENDLY CARE

What Do I Need to Tell the Doctor?

Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care. Use these worksheets to organize your questions and information when talking with your doctor

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Why Heart Failure is a Common Complication of CAD
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Why Heart Failure is a Common Complication of CAD

Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care. Use these worksheets to organize your questions and information when talking with your doctor

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Understanding Cancer Risks in Older Adults
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Understanding Cancer Risks in Older Adults

A cancer diagnosis at any age is challenging. But a cancer diagnosis in older adults can be particularly devastating. Frailty and other common health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes can complicate cancer treatment. What’s more, older adults may have social, emotional, and financial challenges that undermine their ability to seek care and treatment. 

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I Forgot — And Maybe That’s Okay
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I Forgot — And Maybe That’s Okay

But what if forgetting things happens far more often than it used to, or far more frequently to you than others your age? It could be a sign of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which for many people is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.
 

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Age-Friendly Health Care: Speaking Up About What Matters to You
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Age-Friendly Health Care: Speaking Up About What Matters to You

As you get older, your medical care can ripple across every aspect of your life. It might be a prescription that makes you too tired for dinner with the family. You may love bowling, but a hip replacement has kept you off the lanes much longer than you expected. You might feel sad and withdrawn from friends, unsure if it's depression or because you can't hear as well anymore.

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6 Fast Facts About Type 2 Diabetes
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6 Fast Facts About Type 2 Diabetes

If you haven’t been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, chances are you probably know someone who has. That’s because older adults are at increased risk of diseases that impact their ability to regulate their blood sugar as they age. For some, it’s a matter of genetics. For others, it’s triggered by lifestyle and diet choices. But those who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, can continue to live active, healthy lives if they make the right changes.

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Looking to Stay Young at 80? Learn from Two Nude Models
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Looking to Stay Young at 80? Learn from Two Nude Models

Barry and Joanne have been married 57 years. They've spent the last 15 modeling.

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The Golden Age of Aging
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The Golden Age of Aging

Believe it or not, we have entered the golden age of aging.  What does that mean?  It means that getting older is now the thing to do.  It means that people don’t just age and retire anymore.  Aging people now do just about everything under the sun, including continuing to work.

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Living and Aging With Chronic Respiratory Disease
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Living and Aging With Chronic Respiratory Disease

A cough, wheeze, or congestion are frustrating when you get sick. But for older adults living with chronic respiratory disease, these uncomfortable symptoms can be a fact of life. There are many types of respiratory diseases in seniors. Some of these diseases are chronic and worsen with advancing age. Others are more acute and will cause illness within a short period. 

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How to Choose a Doctor You Can Talk To
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How to Choose a Doctor You Can Talk To

Taking an active role in your health care puts the responsibility for good communication on both you and your doctor. This means asking questions if the doctor's explanations or instructions are unclear, bringing up problems even if the doctor doesn't ask, and letting the doctor know if you have concerns about a particular treatment or change in your daily life

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