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Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's July 18, 2017

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia July 17, 2017

New studies suggest that, yes, eating right could boost your brain function

Better Diet, Longer Life? July 12, 2017

A large study suggests you're never too old to benefit from a commitment to eating healthier

Taking the Stairs May Soon Get Easier July 12, 2017

New high-tech steps 'recycle' climbers' energy, making the ascent less tough, inventors say

Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose? July 12, 2017

Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly July 10, 2017

Sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome are less common in those with a reason to get up in the morning, study finds

Seniors' Lungs Can Tackle Exercise July 07, 2017

Researchers find older adults' respiratory systems keep up with demands of cycling regimen

2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life July 07, 2017

Document lets family members know your wishes

Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD July 06, 2017

Odds of heart-related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say

Exercise Can Keep Obese Seniors on the Go July 06, 2017

Study ties physical activity to ability to perform everyday tasks

Sleep Problems: An Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer's? July 05, 2017

Small study found an association but didn't prove link

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help June 30, 2017

Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain? June 29, 2017

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors June 28, 2017

Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study June 28, 2017

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery June 16, 2017

Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds? June 16, 2017

The lack of exercise more evident among females than males, study says

Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study June 15, 2017

They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher says

Sticky Brain 'Plaques' Implicated in Alzheimer's Again June 13, 2017

Researchers believe these substances form in early stages of the memory-robbing disease

Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar June 12, 2017

ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend June 09, 2017

Study finds walking a dog helps older people meet goals for moderate to vigorous exercise

Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women June 07, 2017

After menopause, frequent drinkers had four times the risk of sarcopenia, study found

U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study June 07, 2017

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

Persistent Pain May Lead to Memory Troubles June 06, 2017

Study even suggests link between chronic aches and dementia risk

Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights? May 26, 2017

Poor and elderly will feel the heat the most, study predicts

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People May 26, 2017

But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day May 26, 2017

Here's what seniors can do

Chances of Successful CPR Dwindle as Seniors Age May 23, 2017

Study finds fewer older Americans are trained to do it or receive it if needed

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old' May 22, 2017

But specialists cite research flaws, limitations

This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best May 17, 2017

Aerobic-plus-resistance regimen boosts bone and muscles, study shows

Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care May 17, 2017

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden May 09, 2017

Careers, finances may take a hit because of caregiving demands, researchers say

Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair May 08, 2017

Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety? May 04, 2017

Study found some lacked info on baby sleep positioning, proper fever relief

Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline May 03, 2017

If beta-amyloid plaques are present in the brain, process is even faster, study finds

Sleeping Pills Boost Danger of Falls, Fractures in Older Users May 02, 2017

And newer drugs like Ambien, Lunesta are no safer in this regard, review found

Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel April 28, 2017

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines April 28, 2017

By 85, many could use a hand, study finds

Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors April 27, 2017

1 in 4 cases of age-related macular degeneration initially goes unrecognized, research suggests

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces April 17, 2017

Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams April 14, 2017

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients April 10, 2017

Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors April 06, 2017

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age April 05, 2017

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries April 04, 2017

Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret? April 04, 2017

Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard March 29, 2017

Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows March 24, 2017

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts March 23, 2017

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

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