Half of women over 50 experience incontinence, but most haven’t talked to a doctor.
Despite warnings that older adults shouldn’t take sedatives that put them at risk of injury and death, many primary care doctors are still prescribing them.
For a good quality of life, people say they want to live in a home-like rather than an institutionalised environment, social connection and access to the outdoors.
Age 65 is when many of us realize that we’re mortal.It’s when we ask: How can I be smart about investing my remaining decades wisely?
Why don’t doctors talk to patients about guns? Lack of time, being unsure what to say and believing patients won’t heed their advice.
Open enrollment for Medicare starts soon. That means we’re starting to see scammers try to trick consumers into buying illegal products.
What does that mean for you? It’s your chance to review your coverage and see if you need to make any changes for next year.
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.