Elderly patients who undergo cataract surgery may be up to 28% less likely to fall and suffer a crippling hip fracture, a new study finds
Just 10 minutes of wakeful rest may help us absorb new information into memory
If your grandfather was old when he had your father, and your father in turn waited before having you, you may have inherited some life-extending perks.
Five steps you can take now to help Mom and Dad avoid a money mess
In this week’s TIME cover story, available to subscribers here, journalist Joe Klein writes about managing the care of his ailing parents. Following is information about housing and care options for families facing the same long goodbye.
Elderly people have a distinct smell, confirm researchers at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, but contrary to stereotype their scent isn’t all bad.
A hard life can age you, literally, researchers say. In fact, children who are exposed to violence at a young age show changes in their DNA equivalent to several years of premature aging.
Regretting past mistakes may help young people make better decisions in the future. But for the elderly, emotional health may mean not dwelling on things you can’t change.
Researchers have identified two genes that affect brain size and may be linked not only to IQ, but also to our risk of developing brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Sleep deprived? Just wait ’til you’re 80. A new study finds that elderly folks sleep better than anyone.
Put aside the crossword puzzles and push the ginkgo biloba pills to the back of the shelf. The key to better memory may lie in three letters: ERC.
Virtual games aren’t just for kids any more. Navigating virtual worlds helps grandma and grandpa stay physically and cognitively healthy.
Grandpa and grandma may be wrestling the grandkids for the Nintendo, thanks to a study showing Brain Age can improve cognitive function