If you’ve watched television lately, you’ve probably seen commercials advertising medications for fibromyalgia. In those commercials, they say the symptoms of fibromyalgia include “chronic widespread pain.” That’s not a very specific description. But, the vagueness of the description kind of sums up the disease itself because there’s still so much confusion and misunderstanding surrounding it. Fibromyalgia is a disease that can strike at any age, including as an older adult. If your aging relative has been diagnosed with the disease or is complaining of chronic pain with no apparent cause, knowing more about fibromyalgia may allow you to get them the help they need.