Recent estimates suggest that demand for paid caregivers will far outstrip supply over the next decade.
Many women receive Pap smears well after age 65, despite recommendations to reduce testing and evidence that they have little value.
Prepaid debit cards can help preserve an older person's financial autonomy while preventing abuses.
Excess weight is linked to an increase in the risk of chronic disease among older women, a new study finds.
An unusually vicious email scam is making the rounds.
Older adults more often find happiness in everyday events, a new study finds.
Five states now permit what advocates call "death with dignity."
A controversy over Medicare coverage of penis pumps highlights our deep discomfort with the sexuality of older people.
Americans are optimistic about growing old, compared with citizens in other countries, but perhaps not for the right reasons.
The price of long-term care insurance? Eternal vigilance.
Few older adults with pacemakers and defibrillators have thought about when the devices should be deactivated.
It’s not so much that the mental faculties of older people are rapidly declining, it's that their databases are fuller, a new study suggests.
My life is filling up with ghosts, but I don't want them gone.
Frequently a result of dementia, anosognosia is the inability to recognize one's own impairment -- a phenomenon caregivers know too well.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, people caring for abusive parents are more likely to have symptoms of depression, a new study finds.
How to find and submit comments in our new design.
Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. A Q & A with Dr. C. Thomas Vangsness Jr., co-author of "The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis."
Elder care raises tough questions in many Asian-American families.
In a study of heart failure patients, hints of a new generation gap.
There are steps to take when the hospital refuses to formally admit a Medicare patient.