Is there a single master gene that controls longevity in all mammals? Or are 'Fountain of Youth' genes little more than a myth?
The Federal Bureau of Prisons recently opened a unit for people suffering dementia. But is incarceration a 'cruel and unusual' punishment for those who don't understand why they are behind bars?
Prejudice toward older Americans can impact their physical and emotional health.
Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
The United States has 53 million caregivers, according to the latest estimate. And COVID-19 makes what they do much harder.
What's in a word? Plenty, when it comes to the choices we use to describe people over 60. Stigma against older people that has been evident during the COVID-19 pandemic shows why it's time to change.
The government doesn't know how many people have died of COVID-19, in part because it didn't require nursing homes to report cases to the CDC. In some states, over half of deaths are in nursing homes.
Different demographics are more or less vulnerable to serious complications from the coronavirus. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
Hope can be acquired. How? Here are some suggestions from an expert.
As the novel coronavirus spreads, an expert offers ways the elderly can stay safe while staying connected.
This year's oversight report into the penitentiary system shows that long-standing problems have become entrenched in Canada's federal prisons.
As the boomers age, many will have medication issues. That can be compounded by the number of drugs they take, both prescription and over-the-counter.
Nine states and the District of Columbia currently have laws that permit assisted dying, but the laws are so restrictive that they are often more hurdle than help.
Assisted living facilities are one option for seniors. But finding clear and accurate information about them isn't easy.
Men seem less comfortable celebrating their friendships – to their own detriment.
The number of old people will increase, while the proportion of white Americans will continue to fall.
Our dreams of the afterlife need to challenge the idea that only the appearance of youth is worthy.
Asking loved ones with memory problems to discuss holiday memories can help them retrieve some memories, studies suggest. In turn, that can improve mood and quality of life.
More than 10 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet, with many going without necessary health care and basic needs as living costs rise.
Cataracts, which can be experienced by anyone as they age, happen when the lens of the eye gradually becomes less transparent. There are ways, however, to correct this.