Not only do we not tax inheritances, we actually subsidise them, making the already well off even better off.
Specific challenges must be addressed in the older population who are at risk from alcohol abuse.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
Governments must think about older people's relationships with pets when they're planning both aging-in-place strategies and disaster management.
As the population ages, a crisis could be in the making, with a severe shortage of caregivers for seniors over 80. Technology could provide some solutions.
Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
Genetic testing companies are offering tests that analyze the ends of your chromosomes – telomeres – to gauge your health and your real age. But is there scientific evidence to support such tests?
There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
A new study reveals that older adults -- even those chronically ill -- feel at least 20 years younger than their chronological age. What are the implications for those who run seniors centres?
After the failure of multiple drug trials the outlook for an Alzheimer's drug is bleak. This shouldn't be a surprise. We don't know the cause or even how to diagnose the disease.
Four fifths of the coming bonanza of bequests are set to go to the top one fifth of recipients.
People who are 65 and up can expect to live longer than ever before. Does it make sense to keep classifying everyone in this group as old? A pair of demographers argue for 'age inflation.'
Before sending humans to Mars or the moon, scientists need to understand what long-term space living does to the human body. Now results are coming in from the Kelly brothers in the TWINS Study,
Older. More suburban. Less fertile. More diverse. This year, Americans grappled with some major shifts in the demographic landscape.
November is National Family Caregivers Month; did they get your attention? If not, you are not alone. Family caregivers are overlooked by the health care system, and they are burning out. Here's why.
The income within super funds is poorly taxed. Taxing it better could properly fund aged care.
If you rent, you are highly likely to live in poverty in retirement. If you own your own home the pension and super will probably be enough for you.
Higher education for seniors shows promise – for combatting social isolation, increasing well-being and delaying the onset, or slowing the progression, of dementia.
A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
It's not just low pay and interrupted work that makes women poor in retirement.