Many “Elder Orphans,” seniors without a spouse or children on whom to depend, face aging without anyone to provide needed social, emotional and physical support.
More than 1 in 10 have had genetic tests ordered by a doctor or ordered them directly, a new survey finds. Others say they’re interested, but many have concerns.
One of the most important parts of healthy aging is avoiding a fall, the number one cause of accidental death among people 65 and older.
There’s a new term for aging baby boomers – “perennials” – to describe those who want to live an active, blossoming life into old age.
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury. Seattle & King County’s fall prevention team works with seniors to make sure their homes are safe.
Among the fastest growing group of pot users are people over 50, with especially steep increases being seen among those 65 and older.
Under the new rules, these private Medicare insurance plans could require patients to try cheaper drugs first.
With Hurricane Florence predicted to slam the North Carolina coast Friday, health officials are already scrambling to keep older residents safe.
Nursing homes around the country are failing to prevent infections that can lead to sepsis.
As life spans lengthen, adult children like Hall in their 60s and 70s are increasingly caring for frail, older parents — something few people plan for.