Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game
on TV. But alcohol can affect older adults differently. Here's what you should know.
More than 22 million Americans are involved in some form of helping elderly family
members or friends with their daily routines. If you're part of this group, whether
you call yourself a caregiver, or simply a good daughter or son, you know that caring
for an aging parent or friend has its rewards and its trials.
Even as a caregiver, it can be hard to accept support from your community. Stacy McQuaide's husband was diagnosed with cancer. She explains why it's so important to say yes to friends and family who want to help.
As a caregiver, staying positive is key. Stacy McQuaide shares her experience caring for a husband with head and neck cancer, and explains what allowed her to let her guard down.
When given the news your parent has dementia, how do you cope with caring for a stranger? Here are some experiences and lessons learned from a few who have traveled this road.
Depression is not a natural part of growing old. It's a health condition that should
be treated aggressively. Read on to learn more.
Older adults may have dental concerns that can't be fully taken care of with just brushing and flossing. Here's what you should know.
After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature--especially heat--as
quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness
that some people have as they grow older.
As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people
are turning to hospice care.