An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
We tend to consider the deaths of older people, and especially those in care, are due to natural causes. But new research shows how many die from injuries and violence.
Old age comes with many challenges, including concerning levels of malnutrition. But screening and early intervention could make a substantial difference - and save health budget funds.
A push towards prescribing generic medications rather than their branded equivalents, as flagged in the budget, may have benefits beyond simple cost savings.
LGBT people face discrimination in health care, as well as significant health disparities. Recent moves by the Trump administration will make these topics more difficult to untangle.
An extra £2 billion for social care is a drop in the ocean.
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up "for their own safety", which new research says isn't usually needed.
You don't often see many of the nation's 75 million seniors hanging out in parks. There may be a reason. Most parks are not designed with seniors in mind. Here are some ways to change that.
The idea of family care is nice, but there are limits to what it can provide.
A model that has the body at the centre and a reductionist view of disease fails to respond to the suffering of the person.
Bringing older adults and young children together will make the care system better for everyone.
Antipsychotic medications for delirium don't work and could harm, a new study shows. So what options are left?
What students can learn from time spent in care homes.
It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania's rural areas and villages. Legislation exists to protect this group, but it's not being translated into reality.
Growing old gracefully with a spring in your step.
Too many older people are restricted from receiving state help for their care needs.
Society often assumes older drivers are bad drivers but that is not necessarily true.
An electric fan cools you down in extreme heat, but not if you're old.
Small businesses such as pubs and hairdressers are key to allowing people with dementia to maintain meaningful social ties.
Music is a universal human habit, but it's particularly good for the elderly. From slowing cognitive decline to helping someone recover from a stroke, old age is a great time to pick up an instrument.