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“As We Age”: Information & Resources for People 65+

As We Age is a community that’s here to provide you and your caregivers with encouragement, education, tools and resources.

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If you're feeling anxious about working or returning to work while living with cancer, you're not alone.

 

 

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If your loved one is living with cancer, then you know how important it is for them to feel supported...

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As We Age is a community that’s here to provide you and your caregivers with encouragement, education, tools and resources.

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Dealing with illness can be exhausting. Get advice from a doctor on how to cope with feelings of weakness or tiredness and the difficult thoughts, feelings and attitudes they may bring.

understanding populations video for prostate cancer

Learn about how some men are at a greater risk for certain types of cancers, and the challenges some communities may face.

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It’s never too soon—or too late—to make healthy choices. Learn some habits that may have a lasting impact on your health as you age.

Offering emotional support

Living with cancer brings a steady stream of physical and emotional challenges.

Caring communication

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, we often struggle to find the right words.

Sharing your diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis may feel overwhelming, which is why it's helpful to have a strong support system in place...

Managing life with cancer

LivingWith is a free app, developed by Pfizer, designed to help patients and caregivers manage life with cancer.

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An exercise specialist shares a few fun and easy ways to get moving indoors.

exercise recommendations for prostate cancer video

Discover different strength training, aerobic exercises and stretches you can consider trying. When designing an exercise routine, it is important to listen to your body and get guidance from your doctor.

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Wellness is an ongoing, intentional way to live your best life. An exercise specialist shares five tips to support your personal wellness.

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A guide to help manage the challenges of a cancer diagnosis while aging.
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Common cancer treatments may have an effect on your digestive system. Learn strategies to help improve your gut health.

Protein is important to help your body heal and recover after cancer treatment. Here are a few simple ways to add more protein into your daily meals.

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Since receiving your diagnosis, you may have noticed some changes in your sleep patterns. These pages offer tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.
age and early detection video for prostate cancer

Since receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer, these patients reflect on the importance of proactive screening and ongoing care for all patients, particularly older adults.

older couple doing yoga to improve their balance

An exercise specialist shares a few simple exercises to help strengthen your muscles and increase your balance.

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Maintaining a healthy body weight is important during cancer treatment.
importance of exercise video

Physical activity and structured exercise can help increase aerobic capacity, increase muscular strength and overall well-being.

Move it for health

After a diagnosis, and with guidance from your doctor, regular physical activity is important...

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Discover how exercise can affect your brain and how it may be able to help improve your emotional well-being.

fruits and vegetables

A well-balanced diet includes healthy foods from all food groups. These are protein, grains, fruits and vegetables and healthy fats.

straight arm plank video

In the straight arm plank, you keep your abdominal core contracted to hold your body position.

woman reading food label in the grocery store

It is important to focus on nutrition during cancer treatment. One way to help yourself eat well is by being a smart shopper.

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Cancer and its treatment can be stressful. That’s why it’s important to learn some ways to help manage stress.

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that people with cancer experience.

seated trunk twist video

You can perform the seated trunk twist from any stable chair or seat, making it an easy at-home exercise move.

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Your medical team can provide you with options so that you can eat enough calories, protein and other nutrients.

seated boat hold video

The seated boat hold exercise aims to build abdominal core endurance while in a seated position for added stability.

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A caregiver is someone who’s there for a loved one, providing emotional care and practical help in their time of need.

seated bicep curl video

Focus on strengthening your arms with a seated bicep curl. This exercise is easy to modify for varying strength levels by adjusting amount of weight being used.

tips and tricks for healthy meal prep

It helps to set yourself up for success when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet.

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While people with cancer face many nutritional challenges, it’s common for caregivers to have their own issues and concerns.
single arm row video

Focus on your breathing while practicing the single arm row. Exhale as the weight comes up and inhale as the weight goes down.

older adult woman doing bicep curls

Physical activity is important for health and wellness. It is also helpful during cancer treatment.

Cancer can have a profound impact on you, your loved ones and your caregivers. And you may feel grief, fear or anger. Sometimes, you might feel all of these things at once.
advanced push up video

Discover an advanced version of a standard push-up, this modification uses a chair for added resistance. Always remember to progress slowly and work with your doctor to decide what exercises are right for you.

There are many ways your body may change when you're living with cancer.

Skin deep: Protecting the body’s largest organ
When you're living with cancer, skin care might not be the first thing on your mind.
standing calf raise video

The standing calf raise can be performed at home. In addition to engaging your calf muscles, this exercise focuses on maintaining good posture and steady balance.

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By being your own advocate, you can do more for your health and well-being.
single leg press video

Single leg press exercise can be customized and made more difficult by adding weights or combining with an additional move like the chair stand.

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients...

Healthy smoothies

Cancer treatment can affect the ability to chew or swallow...

advanced calf raise video

This modified version of a standing calf raise increases resistance, creating a more advanced exercise. Always remember to progress slowly and work with your doctor to decide what exercises are right for you.

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Diarrhea can be caused by certain cancer treatments.

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Appetite loss is a common symptom experienced by patients...

side box squat video

Learn how to perform a side box squat at home. This exercise can help strengthen your legs while helping you focus on keeping your balance.

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Cancer treatment affects the cells in the body that replicate the fastest and are the most sensitive.

hamstring stretch video

Try out this hamstring stretch that can be easily modified for different ability levels.

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Cancer treatment may result in nausea and vomiting.

Making salad

Often, cancer treatment can cause increased sensitivity to smells...

quadricep stretch video

Quadricep muscles are in the front of your legs and get used a lot with walking and exercise. Learn an easy way to stretch these muscles at home using a chair or stool for balance.

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Cancer treatment affects the cells in the body that replicate the fastest.

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As you go through your cancer treatment, your doctor may prescribe different kinds of medicines or switch your medicine from one brand name to an alternative with another name. That new drug may be called a generic or a biosimilar.

If someone you love was diagnosed with cancer, stepping into the role of a caregiver may have felt natural to you.

Refresh your space

A cancer diagnosis may require spending some time at home to rest and recuperate.

Eating healthy is important for everyone—especially for those living with cancer.
older adult man and woman doing yoga outside to cope with stress

Living with cancer can be stressful. From facing your diagnosis to undergoing treatments.

Green smoothie

Constipation can be caused by certain cancer treatments as well as nausea and pain medications…

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Decreased oral intake of calories along with the increased energy demands…

Driving Patients
While living with cancer, you may need help finding rides to doctors' appointments and treatments.

It may feel intimidating to visit someone in the hospital. But for those living with cancer, the support of family and friends can help...

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