The blog is ending, but our coverage of caregiving and aging is not. The New Old Age will run as a twice-monthly column by Paula Span on nytimes.com and frequently in Science Times.
At many nursing homes and assisted living places, a resident's passing may be hardly noted.
Circumstances had changed, and all these documents needed to change, too.
Lifestyle modification prevents Type 2 diabetes even more effectively in the elderly than in middle-aged patients.
Julianne Moore gives a wonderful performance in "Still Alice," but the film skirts the truth about dementia.
Supplements claiming to prevent age-related macular degeneration often don't contain enough, or any, of the ingredients shown to help, a researcher warns.
The United States still has mortifying lapses and problems, despite spending more on health care than any country in the world, a new Commonwealth Fund report reveals.
When someone is spending $3,500 or more a month for assisted living, are there fewer activities the resident can’t manage?
The first geriatric cardiology clinic in New York opened at N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center in August. It’s different.
Like doing our taxes, signing up for Medicare Part D, the insurance program for drug coverage, takes days out of our lives and leaves us sitting in a heap of papers with a splitting headache.
One in five nursing home residents was involved in mistreatment of a neighbor in the previous month, a new study found.
Saving money isn't really the point of hospice care. Still, a new study found that cancer patients in hospice incurred lower costs in the last year of life than those not in hospice.
Physicians too often fail to address the needs of caregivers, a clinical review finds.
Nighttime visitations from lost family members are not uncommon among caregivers.
Social Security will not pay benefits to same-sex spouses in states where their marriage is not recognized.
Some older people with impaired vision begin to see people and objects that aren't there. It's not dementia, but a condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
The death of Brittany Maynard may reinvigorate discussions over aid-in-dying policies.
The number of falls is expected to rise among the elderly, The Times reports.
Improved perceptions of aging can lead to increases in physical strength, an unusual study finds.
Some older people with insomnia may be getting more sleep than they think, a new study has found.