Reduced brain volume in people who have experienced COVID-19 resembles brain changes typically seen in older adults. The implications of these findings are not yet clear.
Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
Volunteering can improve your life physically, mentally and emotionally. And it might help you find your next job.
Gymnasts need to carefully calibrate their leg muscles to gain optimum spring from the floor, springboard or beam. And their arms are crucial for balance and creating the right amount of rotation.
Robot pets are marketed as substitutes for living animals. Rather, we should use existing technologies to design robots that provide other services, like health care and lifestyle support.
The report will show that by 2061 there will only be 2.7 Australians of traditional working age for each Australian over 65.
What if assisted living facilities became more active communities, where the residents were less sedentary? This could potentially enable residents to gain more independence, rather than losing it.
Researchers think they’ve calculated the limit of human life span – but there’s more to it.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) lives up to its name: Its prevalence increases with age and it is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years old.
New research shows that people who suffer from mental disorders earlier in life were more likely to subsequent develop physical diseases, age faster, and also die earlier than those who did not.
In the absence of guidelines or training regarding sexual expression in long-term care homes, most staff are ‘just winging it’ on potentially sensitive issues.
‘Dementia friendly’ communities seek to support people with memory loss, recognize them as equals, celebrate their contributions and enable them to live with purpose in welcoming communities.
The survey also found that trans people who live in their affirmed gender report experiencing less stigma, anxiety and depression.
Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
Death-friendly communities that welcome mortality might help us live better lives and provide better care for people at the end of their lives.
Millennials and boomers advising Biden can look for common ground on climate change, student loan debt and other key issues.
Hydrogen sulphide is a smelly, poisonous gas, but it plays an important role in aging and longevity. New research shows that eating less meat could be a key to harnessing its healthy effects.
Despite greater human rights protections, LGBTQ+ people in Canada still face challenges and discrimination when it comes to housing.
Canadians are living longer, but are they living well? The challenges to aging well go beyond the problems in long-term care. Substantial change to Canada’s support service systems is long overdue.
The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.