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Senior Health

According to the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, by the year 2010, there will be over 40 million people in the United States over the age of 65.1 You or someone you know may fall into this category.

As we age, we need to be aware of the truths and myths about aging. This is also the case for our family members and those healthcare professionals that take care of us. For example, here are some statements that most think are true, but are actually FALSE.

  • Memory loss is a normal part of aging.
  • Older adults have the highest suicide rate of any age group.2

Therefore, we must be aware of perceptions about growing older. Education is key to changing attitudes and influencing perceptions of aging and older people.


Understanding Senior Health

  • Celebrating Older Americans
  • Tips for Life
  • Risks and Dangers
  • Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults
  • What to Do this Flu Season
  • Aging and Changes In the Body
  • Common Eye Disorders
  • High Blood Pressure and Your Eyes
  • (More)

  • Commonly Asked Questions


  • Questions About Senior Health
  • Alternative to Colonoscopy?
  • Anxiety about driving
  • Arguments with Elderly Mother
  • Balanced diet
  • Blood pressure
  • Can a 83 year old woman have a period?
  • Finding a New Doctor When Yours Retires
  • General Anesthesia vs. Alzheimer`s
  • Gyn exams?
  • (More)

  • Additional Information

  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
  • Complications
  • The Body
  • Research Studies
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    NetWellness Expert Evelyn L Fitzwater

    Evelyn L Fitzwater, DSN, RN
    University of Cincinnati


    Last Updated: Dec 03, 2015