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.
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
As people's bodies age, so do their blood cells. This affects immunity and an ability to withstand certain cancer treatments. A recent study in mice suggests that those cells can be rejuvenated.
Far from being a public-relations gimmick, corporate volunteering can present a strategic tool for companies to better cope with the ongoing demographic shifts and manage their talent.
Loneliness shortens our life spans and some studies suggest it's even more lethal than obesity. We are physiologically and psychologically primed for connection, so don't shrug off your loneliness.
Uganda's primary healthcare system needs to be strengthened to provide long term care for older people with chronic conditions.
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of dementia. Why don't more people recognize the signs?
The number of adults living with cancer is expected to triple in size by 2030. How can we prepare for this public health challenge?
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.
It took years of attempts before scientists were able to clone a mammal from an adult cell. And with that success came plenty more questions.
Baby boomers might not be boosting their health with a glass or two of alcohol a day after all.
By getting young women hooked before they've even formed wrinkles, Botox peddlers have realized they can enlist them in a lifetime of treatment.
A culture focused on youth may lead us to believe that older people do not enjoy sex. A new study shows why that is not true, and how the notion of 'sexual wisdom' may explain why.
Aging and cancer appear to be closely linked, as over time, cells accumulate hits in their DNA code. But now research has turned to the role of RNA. Is RNA the key to a longer life?
Gaming is a way to connect to family members. Those relationships can improve mental and physical well-being, in addition to creating meaningful personal bonds.