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Geriatric Medicine — Discover Health

Why it's important to look beyond memory loss, and which behaviors to watch for.

A geriatrician offers advice to help guide this difficult but important conversation.

Doctors at Rush explain why your sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch can change as you age.

Learn about some of the hormonal changes we experience as we age — including menopause and andropause — and how to adjust to them.

Learn how to recognize the signs of elder abuse, and why it's crucial to report harm or neglect.

No one stays as energetic as they were in childhood, but these tips can help you stay active — at any age.

Learn why many things people fear about growing older aren't necessarily true — and how to stay healthy in your golden years.

Learn why self-care is essential for "sandwich generation" caregivers, and how to get the support you need.

What to do if a loved one is having trouble behind the wheel.

If you're always out and about, you may have a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease than those who stay home all the time.

Though the body adapts to meet changing needs as we age, time takes its toll. How much depends on lifestyle choices.

While diabetes is a serious condition, it is manageable — especially if diagnosed early. Here are tips for managing it in daily life.

Learn about signs and risk factors that may point to more serious memory-related problems.

Lonely people may be twice as likely to develop the type of dementia linked to Alzheimer's disease in late life as those who are not lonely.