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      AC Arthritis (Acromioclavicular Arthritis)

      Arthritis is a type of damage to a joint that can cause inflammation. AC arthritis affects the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. This joins the shoulder blade (scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle). AC arthritis is fairly common in older adults. Read More

      Advance Medical Directive

      An advance medical directive is a form that lets you plan ahead for the care you’d want if you could no longer express your wishes. This statement outlines the medical treatment you’d want or names the person you’d wish to make healthcare decisions for you. Be aware that laws vary from state to state, and it may be worthwhile to talk with an attorney. Read More

      An Agent's Role for Durable Power of Attorney

      Often it’s hard to know which medical treatment choices you might face. Would you rather let someone you trust decide for you? A durable power of attorney for health care lets you name an agent to carry out your wishes. This happens only if you can’t express your wishes yourself. Read More

      Arthritis: Exercise

      Regular exercise can help control arthritis. Exercise can strengthen the muscles around the joints for better support. Read More

      Choosing an Agent

      A durable power of attorney for health care is only as good as the person you name to be your agent. If this person knows your treatment wishes and is willing to carry them out, you’ll probably be well-represented. Be sure to tell your agent what’s important to you. Read More

      Exercises to Prevent Falls

      Certain types of exercises may help make you less likely to fall. Here are ways to improve balance, increase flexibility, and boost strength and staying power. Read More

      Exercising Safely (Cardiovascular)

      If you feel safe and comfortable while exercising, you are more likely to stick with your exercise program. Read More

      For Caregivers: Coping Tips


      How Delirium Is Treated?

      Delirium is treated by finding and treating the underlying cause. It has many possible causes, such as reaction to medications, changes in blood chemistry, infections, strokes, and acute heart diseases. Read More

      How to Help Prevent Delirium

      If you have a friend or family member who is at risk for delirium, you can do things to help. There is no guarantee that these measures will prevent delirium. But they may reduce risk. Read More
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