More than 41 million people rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to buy their groceries. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the program ramped up.
A study of medical costs and income losses found that those who can least afford to pay for health care and miss out on their paychecks rack up the biggest bills.
To reduce ageist perceptions of older people, we should encourage collectivist norms and the importance of acting for the common good.
Researchers are trying to understand whether ultraprocessed foods erode brain health in the aging process.
Extreme heat kills more Australians than any other natural hazard. Here’s why it’s important to keep an eye on older family and friends this summer.
Mass shooters over the age of 60 are rare, but often differ from younger gunmen in motives and actions prior to their attack.
The decision to move a loved one with dementia into residential care is an incredibly difficult one. These considerations may help.
As the world’s population ages, cheap, durable and safe artificial limbs will become ever more important.
Shade, street furniture, streetscapes – they all matter when it comes to making a footpath appealing.
Up to 60% of people with dementia will get lost at some point after diagnosis.
We asked more than 830 older Australians about their awareness of 12 factors that help reduce dementia risk.
We spent 312 hours observing 39 residents at six Australian aged care facilities to find out how and where they spend their time across the day.
TikTok is increasingly the social media of choice for older people who enthusiastically reject socially constructed notions of old age.
Exercise that targets balance and strength is the most effective for reducing the risk of falls.
300,000 more workers in this age group in UK are now economically inactive, pointing to a major challenge for the government.
Australian policy is increasingly focused on what’s known as ‘successful ageing’ – helping people feel satisfied, happier and healthier as they age. But for that, you need access to affordable energy.
Older Americans are often taught to be fearful of hackers and scammers in their midst while also being told to investigate potential threats. Better advice is to not engage.
It’s time to rethink these physical environments with peoples’ fundamental human needs at the heart of design.
In the first analysis of its kind, researchers interviewed Australians over 50 who have been house-sitting for more than a year.
Without these older Australians, my research wouldn’t be where it is today. So let’s meet a few of them.