More Medicare beneficiaries are not taking prescribed medications or forgoing basic needs to pay for them, a new study finds.
A home health aide cannot sue a couple with dementia for an injury sustained while caring for them, the California Supreme Court has ruled.
Substance abuse is not uncommon among seniors in nursing homes. A novel rehab program aims to address that.
A federal law intended to reform nursing homes requires that a registered nurse be on-site only eight hours a day — whatever the size of the facility.
Transition “coaches” help ease the transfer from hospital to home.
The luggage in the living room? Odds are, it's not Grandma's as multigenerational households trend younger.
Treatment of depression alone may not prevent many suicides among the elderly, a new study suggests.
New research adds to evidence that long-term use of some sedatives may be hazardous for older adults
A new website hosts a directory of movement disorder specialists.
A congresswomen has proposed Social Security credits for family caregivers who must cut back on work.
A member of the “aging industrial complex” starts a campaign against ageism.
Tens of millions of adults suffer with a form of incontinence, a new report finds.
Finally, a film about aging that doesn't depress.
Researchers are finding no silver bullet for prevention of Alzheimer's disease, only everyday changes we should all be making anyway.
A nonprofit group is urging hospitals to eliminate restrictive visiting hours and permit families, broadly defined, to remain with loved ones throughout their stays, even in intensive care units.
Older adults in the South believe their health to be worse than those in the Northeast and Midwest, government researchers find.
Official rankings of nursing homes often don't match residents' and family members' opinions, a new study found.
Valium, Xanax and other drugs are widely used for insomnia and anxiety, but long-term use can be hazardous.
Calculating how much medication an older patient should get and on what schedule is often complicated by erratic meals, vision loss, depression and dementia.
Reading glasses should be a staple supply at facilities treating seniors, a psychiatrist suggests.