Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.
Robots have the potential to help support a growing population that wants to age in their own homes. But those helpful machines won't be the humanoid butlers of science fiction.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here's why that can be a problem.
By 2050, over 36% of Europe's population will be 65-plus, leading to a shortage of professional and informal caretakers across the region. Coordination on elder care may be the EU's best bet.
Fracture risk is higher in older women than men, but in adolescence the reverse is true. These differences mean our approach to managing bone health for men and women changes across the ages.
Scammers target people who crave social contact.
The number of adults living with cancer is expected to triple in size by 2030. How can we prepare for this public health challenge?
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?