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Caring and Coping
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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.
Medical personnel are more likely to pay attention to one type of advance directive, a study finds.
The fitness trainer: 44 years old. The client: 90.
Often low blood sugar, not raised levels, is the more pressing problem among elderly patients with diabetes.
The president of the American Hospice Foundation offers some questions to ask when selecting hospice care.
Virginia will require that insurance companies notify designated third parties when a long-term care policy lapses.
Assisted living facilities are just beginning to grapple with the questions raised by intimate relations among residents, including those with cognitive impairment.
After her husband died, I urged her to move from the house. Instead she rearranged the furniture.
A sense of purpose helps sustain people in old age, new studies show.
We all know that exercise is good for us, regardless of age. Now a new study, one of the largest and most rigorous to date, proves it.
My mother's essay in this blog drew outrage and a bit of sympathy for her children. Here's the rest of the story.