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.
Since 1990, the homicide rate has declined by 20%. Researchers are still figuring out what's behind the trend: increased incarceration, improvements in the economy or even aging populations.
More inmates are growing old and dying in prison, and the system is not designed to cope.
Music doesn't get objectively worse over time. So why do older generations scoff at each new top 40 hit?
It doesn't matter much how much you exercised in your youth, according to the science. What really matters is how much you exercise now.
Technological solutions may help to relieve the burden of care for family, service providers and caregivers working with the elderly.
The baby boomers aren't going to do anything like their elders, and looking for different housing arrangements is yet another example.
As we get older, our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter. But our linguistic abilities don't seem to erode.
Not only do we not tax inheritances, we actually subsidise them, making the already well off even better off.
Specific challenges must be addressed in the older population who are at risk from alcohol abuse.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
Governments must think about older people's relationships with pets when they're planning both aging-in-place strategies and disaster management.
As the population ages, a crisis could be in the making, with a severe shortage of caregivers for seniors over 80. Technology could provide some solutions.
Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.