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.
The age of the US is increasing, and with it, new expectations of health and happiness. Is the US prepared for the wave of baby boomers who will live long and want to be as healthy as they do?
Falls are a major cause of disability in seniors - but there are some clearcut ways to prevent them.
The pension age won't climb to 70 after all. What was it all about?
More than 16 million people in the U.S. take care of people with dementia. Could we learn something from how other cultures view dementia as more of a social disease rather than a lonely one?
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
The number of old and incapacitated adults who live without the support of a family caregiver is growing.
Over the last 50 years, Americans have steadily gotten older, more bicoastal and less likely to move to a new city.
More than 47 million people age 65 and older live in the US, and many need help accessing health care. Here are some questions that grown children should ask their parents' doctors.
A new study finds it's possible to train the brain to better distinguish between speech and background noise.