New Mexico Department of Health
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Healthy Aging

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Advance Care Planning Information

Advance Care Planning Information

Advance Care Planning Information

Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave someone too ill to make his or her own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, making healthcare plans for the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, even when doctors and family members are making the decisions for you.

Advance Geriatric Care Planning

Advance Geriatric Care Planning

Advance Geriatric Care Planning

Advance Care Planning is a process of clarifying your values and health care choices for use at a future time if you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.

Alzheimer's Association New Mexico Chapter

Alzheimer's Association New Mexico Chapter

Alzheimer's Association New Mexico Chapter

The New Mexico Chapter is one of over 70 Alzheimer's Association chapters serving communities across the United States.

Area Agency on Aging

Area Agency on Aging

Area Agency on Aging

New Mexico’s four Area Agencies on Aging, or AAA’s, administer, plan and support community based services for individuals 60 and older, or age 55 and older in tribal programs. Most of the services coordinated through the AAA’s are provided at the local level.

Brain Health Information

Brain Health Information

Brain Health Information

These habits, spanning four categories — physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity, and social engagement — can help keep your body and brain healthy and potentially reduce your risk of cognitive decline.

Brain Health Presentation Toolkit

Brain Health Presentation Toolkit

Brain Health Presentation Toolkit

The Brain Health Resource is a presentation toolkit offering current, evidence-based information and resources to facilitate conversations with older people about brain health as we age. Designed for use at senior centers and in other community settings, materials are written in plain language and explain what people can do to help keep their brains functioning best.

Caregivers Information

Caregivers Information

Caregivers Information

A family caregiver is anyone who is an informal provider of in-home or community care for a relative or loved one. You may assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating, and medical tasks. You may run errands, take care of the house, take your loved one to appointments, or coordinate care. Most people, at some point in their lives, become caregivers.

Eldercare Locator Resources

Eldercare Locator Resources

Eldercare Locator Resources

This web page provides fact sheets, publications, links and other useful information for older adults, caregivers, and professionals.

Give Peace of Mind Through Advance Care Planning

Give Peace of Mind Through Advance Care Planning

Give Peace of Mind Through Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning can be a gift you give yourself and your family. It is about doing what you can to ensure that your wishes and preferences are consistent with the health care treatment you might receive if you were unable to speak for yourself or make your own decisions.

Healthy Aging & Prevention

Healthy Aging & Prevention

Healthy Aging & Prevention

We are committed to promoting activities that are designed to maintain or improve physical and mental well-being, maintain independence, and build knowledge and skills that enable older adults to make informed choices about lifestyle and health issues. We support several evidence-based, community initiatives that provide health benefits and promote disease and injury prevention.

Healthy Aging Program

Healthy Aging Program

Healthy Aging Program

Staying healthy as you age can be a challenge. We can help. Our programs give older adults the knowledge and tools to prevent falls, manage chronic conditions, and improve their lives.

National Senior Olympic Games 2019

National Senior Olympic Games 2019

National Senior Olympic Games 2019

The National Senior Games Association has officially announced that the 2019 National Senior Games will be hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Speak Up

Speak Up

Speak Up

Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. It can help you tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate.

Ten Ways to Love Your Brain

Ten Ways to Love Your Brain

Ten Ways to Love Your Brain

Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits.