Our nation isn’t prepared for this vast demographic shift and its far-reaching consequences.
5 healthy habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking—in middle-age may increase years lived free of common chronic diseases.
What will the U.S. look like 10 years from now? Which demographic groups in the U.S. will grow and which maybe even decline?
It’s not just how long you live, but how vibrant you remain later in life. Exercising both your body and brain can help you stay healthier longer.
Conflicts often threaten relationships between aging parents and their adult children just when understanding and support are needed the most.
Seniors face rising rents, health care and other living costs which means that for many entering their retirement, balancing their budget can be a struggle.
Marriages are often shaken to the core when one spouse becomes sick or disabled and the other takes on new responsibilities.
A fortunate few have minimal symptoms, but at least three-quarters of women will have some symptoms. One-third are moderately to severely affected.
If you’re fit, keep building meaningful physical activity into your day. If you’re not, even reducing time spent sitting and doing a little exercise will have major health benefits
Aging in place is a major financial commitment, one that may be at odds with retirees’ plans to downsize their lives and budgets.
Rural, isolated areas lack public transportation. Traveling can be tough on the poor and seniors. Grocery delivery services aren’t widely available.
Many seniors want to stay in their homes, but can’t when they grow older and more infirm. A pilot project aims to provide services needed to make that possible.
For older adults, health care facilities can be difficult to navigate and, occasionally, perilous.
Millions of seniors across the country quietly go hungry as the safety net designed to catch them frays.
‘A Slow-Moving Train Wreck’: Most Americans don’t have long-term care insurance yet many will need it.