Optimizing Wellbeing in Older Age

Soon one-fifth of the US population will be over 65 years old, a greater proportion than at any time in history. To support older adults and maximize wellbeing in later life, specialists in caring for older adults recommend powerful but often simple changes. This series focuses on key areas where interdisciplinary and integrative approaches can make the biggest impact to improve the lives of older adults and those involved in their care. This includes ways to stay active, socially connected, maintain cognition, and to comprehensively plan for the future. It also reviews ways to optimize medications to improve well-being, an increasingly important issue as we know that older adults are prescribed more medications than any other age group.

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