Research shows that violence between patients is prevalent, often overlooked and largely unaddressed.
When you prepare to talk about end-of-life decisions and the legacy you want to leave behind, try thinking about them as gifts you bestow to family and friends.
Retirement villages tend to treat older people as a homogeneous group when the reality is they have a hugely diverse range of needs.
In tough conversations, show your respect for loved ones’ autonomy and dignity.
Universities can have a role forming age-conscious students: those who aren’t ageist, don’t fear aging and are attuned to the aging process.
The quality of life for the elderly in Georgian England was so bad many chose suicide.
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.
Older adults in rural areas in Canada are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, including related ones like social connections and public health information outreach.
Americans 65 and older are living longer. The change toward longer old age in the U.S. will have profound effects on health care needs, families and what it means to be old.
Older adults are using social robots and apps, but what does it mean for issues of surveillance and privacy?
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients’ privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
Why choice should not be the most important factor in elder care.
The demographics, which include declining numbers of adult children free to step up and potentially fewer immigrants, suggest that this big problem society faces will get bigger.
Energy companies routinely cut off service to vulnerable people who experience energy poverty. Here’s how to fix the problem.
Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
Medicaid, a state-federal entitlement program that people associate only with the poor, pays for care for more than six in 10 nursing home residents. That could be you, or someone you love.