Participants in the program — Community Aging in Place: Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) – experienced 30% fewer difficulties with such activities.
Myths and stigma associated with aging and sex hinder older adults’ ability to openly communicate with family, friends and health care professionals.
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.
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.
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 the fastest growing group of pot users are people over 50, with especially steep increases being seen among those 65 and older.
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.
Many Americans over 50 favor limits on painkiller prescribing, and those who receive prescriptions need more counseling about risks and safe disposal options.
With increasing life expectancy and geographic mobility, the chance of aging without a partner or children is significant.
Nursing home staffing dips far below average on some days and consistently plummets on weekends.
As Boomers age, more and more will reach their 80s, 90s and beyond, lose friends and face the daunting task of making new friends at an advanced age.
In a move to improve cancer care for older adults, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is recommending that all patients age 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or undergoing chemotherapy.
There has been debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring guns. But what seniors with declining mental faculties who have guns?