The change toward longer old age will have profound effects on health care needs, families and what it means to be old.
You can lose up to 40% of your muscle mass between your 20s and your 80s. Known as sarcopenia, this is the gradual loss of muscle mass that occurs as we age.
Starting October 1, you’ll be able to take a sneak peek at plans available in your area.
Exercise at any age results in positive gains in muscle mass, muscle strength, bone density, and improvements to overall health – even in people as old as 97.
UW researchers found that levels of metabolites provide a key to understanding why some organisms respond to low-calorie life-extension diets and others do not.
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.