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Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or as if the room were spinning around you? These can be troublesome sensations. If the feeling happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem. Balance problems are among the most…

As you age, it is normal to notice changes in your vision. A few common changes for older adults include:  Losing the ability to see up close Having trouble distinguishing colors, such as blue from black Needing more time to…

Learn about the four types of exercises and how they can benefit you. For workout videos and examples of how to do some of the exercises listed below, visit NIA’s YouTube channel. Most people tend to focus on one type of…

Many but not all people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, which carries a gene that produces a specific protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP).…

Resources for Health Care Professionals The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides a wide range of health information articles and resources on aging and conditions associated with growing older. NIA leads a broad…

Diabetes is a serious disease, and it affects many older adults. People get diabetes when their blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. The good news is that you can take steps to delay or prevent type 2…

Four Things To Know About Depression and Older Adults Download a printable PDF version of the Four Things To Know About Depression and Older Adults infographic (PDF, 821K). Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It’s a serious mood disorder…

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of neurological conditions affecting the brain that get worse over time. Share this infographic to help spread the word about four different types of dementia. Click on the social media…

What are the four phases of clinical trials? Why participate in a clinical trial Why are older and diverse participants important in clinical research? What happens when a clinical trial or study ends? Questions to ask before participating in a…

Brain donation helps researchers study brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, that affect millions of people. Learn about why people donate their brains, the process of brain donation, and how you can enroll to make this generous…