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Aging and Health Matters

Author: U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)

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This series contains podcasts on topics related to aging and health.
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Loneliness and social isolation puts older adults at risk for several serious medical problems including dementia. It is an underrecognized risk to the public's health. Dr. Craig Thomas, director of CDC's Division of Population Health, is interviewed about a new report on this topic.
Although caregiving has many benefits, it's important to recognize that caregivers may be compromising their own health. One in five adults report being a caregiver for a family member or friend, and 21% say they are in fair or poor health, according to a large, long term study of more than 252,000 adults.
Regular physical activity is linked to a lower risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, some cancers, and even Alzheimer's disease. People may feel better each time they are active. Find out how much activity people should be getting, and the type of activities recommended for older adults.
Un estilo de vida saludable podría ayudar a reducir su riesgo de tener la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Dos estudios grandes, de larga duración, indican que la actividad física adecuada, una alimentación nutritiva, un consumo limitado de alcohol y no fumar podrían ayudar, incluso a las personas que tienen un riesgo promedio o intermedio debido a sus genes. Nota del estudio de producción: Las voces de Montrece Ransom y Scott Bowen han sido interpretadas al español por los expertos Claudia Kukucka y Álex Álvarez, respectivamente, de la Oficina del Director Adjunto de Comunicaciones de los CDC.
Memory loss is not a normal part of aging, but a large study revealed younger people who reported confusion or memory loss had not talked to their doctor about it. It's important for patients and their families to get appropriate information and referrals as early as possible.
Dr. Christopher Taylor of CDC's Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program describes Alzheimer's disease, the fifth leading cause of death in Americans 65 years and older.
Learn about CDC's Healthy Brain Initiative's 2018-2023 Road Map to address Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia in the U.S.
In this podcast, Dr. Lynda Anderson, former Director of CDC's Healthy Aging Program, discusses the importance of improving health literacy among older adults.
This podcast discusses role of family caregivers and the importance of protecting their health. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals.
This podcast discusses the importance of older adults quitting smoking and other tobacco products. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals.
This podcast discusses the importance of older adults maintaining good oral health habits. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals.
This podcast discusses the importance of older adults maintaing good oral health habits. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals.
This podcast discusses older adults and shingles, as well as the importance of getting the shingles vaccine. It is primarily targeted to public health and aging services professionals.
This podcast provides tips on how older adults can prevent falls and related injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
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