Joseph Andrey, 91, wanted to die at home. As is often the case, he died in a hospital instead.
Alzheimer's occurs more often among older people who have used benzodiazepines for long periods, researchers report.
He wanted his body given to a medical school or research organization. It wasn't that simple.
Warren Sanderson, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Stony Brook University, is working on ways to define aging other than the passing of years. "Everything is changing about 65-year-olds," he said.
Researchers have written for years about resilience in the elderly. Now they're trying to measure it.
A small study found that many elderly patients turning up in one emergency room were malnourished.
Why are patients with advanced dementia so often receiving "medications of questionable benefit"?
A documentary airing on PBS provides a cleareyed account of one family's struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
A high-dose vaccine prevents older adults from catching the flu more effectively than the standard vaccine, researchers say.
I was unsympathetic when my mother complained of strange dizzy spells. Who’s sorry now?
Revealed: the semi-secret phone numbers that beneficiaries are supposed to use to complain to Medicare.
What I'd thought was depression was really was something else.
Medicare's rating system for nursing homes is seriously flawed, The Times reports.
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.