Findings may help explain why these energy-producing cellular organelles begin to fail as we age.
Nursing homes were short-staffed before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now it’s even harder to recruit and retain nurses and aides needed to care for residents.
Would your mom or dad fare better in the family home?
Are precautions of the sort the CDC has endorsed for people 60 and over really necessary? What about disease-free adults in their 60s and 70s?
The rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic is taking a particularly harsh toll on older people.
A significant portion of seniors are vulnerable. Outside of nursing homes, 15% of America’s 65-and-older population (more than 7 million seniors) is frail.
Coronavirus infections at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, has left one resident dead and 4 others hospitalized, with 3 in critical condition
The report outlines five goals that the health care system should adopt to help address the health impacts of social isolation and loneliness.
About half of older adults take at least one medication that’s not necessary or no longer needed.
Older adults are more vulnerable to alcohol’s interactions with medicines and changes in the metabolism mean we become more intoxicated with less alcohol.
Stress, it turns out, can affect the stem cells that are responsible for regenerating the pigment that colors your hair.
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?