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.
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.