It’s not just dementia and cognitive decline that makes people more uncertain with age; changes in rationality and the way the …
After binge drinking, older people report fewer hangover symptoms, otherwise known as “the miserables”
If granny went up against her grandson in a video game, don’t necessarily bet against age.
China’s government thinks so, and as the population of elderly in nearly every society starts to swell, such eldercare laws are becoming more common. But are they effective?
Worried that living longer will mean living longer with mental and physical disabilities? Your worries may be over.
Older people who stay sharp tend to have a thicker cortex, which is the outermost region of the brain that includes the areas responsible for judgment and complex thought. But while preserving the cortex is important for …
Wisdom may come with age, but does happiness follow suit?
Is loneliness lethal? According to two new studies published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, living alone or feeling lonely can increase your chances of disability and early death.
Our risk of cancer rises dramatically as we age — cancer is, after all, a disease of aging, a consequence of our increasing longevity. So it makes sense that the elderly should be routinely screened for new tumors — or doesn’t it?
Could generating new cells in brain regions associated with memory stave off the symptoms of Alzheimer’s? A new study by researchers in Canada, who used deep brain stimulation to trigger neuron growth in mice, suggests it can.
Some widely prescribed antidepressants may not be as safe for elderly patients as other classes of drugs, according to a study recently published in the British Medical Journal.
Pharmaceutical companies have recently paid out the largest legal settlements in U.S. history — including the largest criminal fines ever imposed on corporations — for illegally marketing antipsychotic drugs.
Save the karate for the kids. To stave off depression among the elderly, a new study proposes the practice of a gentler martial art — tai chi.