Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to decide on drug coverage and whether to switch from traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan.
The ferocious fires in Northern California underscore the vulnerability of seniors and disabled people whose mobility is limited. Experts recommend basic precautions.
Out-of-pocket health costs eat up about 18 percent of retirees’ incomes.
Nora Harris, 64, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, raised questions about the power — and limits — of an advance directive to withdraw care.
A new link creates two-way access to the state registry that documents the type of medical care sick and frail patients want — or refuse.
Para las personas que nacieron después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial donar sangre era casi un deber cívico. Pero a medida que envejecen y dejan de donar, los bancos de sangre luchan por reemplazarlos por donantes más jóvenes.
Nearly 60 percent of the U.S. blood supply is provided by people older than 40 — and most of that is from folks in their 50s and 60s. Why is it so hard to find young donors?
Sept. 30 marks the end of Medicare’s temporary offer to waive penalties for certain late Medicare enrollees with Affordable Care Act insurance coverage.
Un proyecto con dibujos ayuda a los cuidadores a entender los lazos de afecto y apoyo que los rodean, lo que mejora la forma en que cuidan de un ser querido, y sus propias vidas.
Innovative CareMaps tool helps caregivers understand their roles and take steps to improve their lives.
Too often enforcement of rules for dealing with crisis is lax, advocates for nursing home residents say.
El seguimiento médico de miembros de una familia que portan una mutación genética ha ayudado a entender un poco más sobre una devastadora forma de demencia.
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A Washington state man inherited the mutated gene that stole his mother’s mind. He doesn’t have the disease, and doctors don’t know why.
Expertos aseguran que enfocarse en las cosas que sí se pueden hacer, en vez de sufrir por algunas de las limitaciones de la edad, ayuda a los adultos mayores a ser más felices.
Happy doesn’t always mean healthy. These older adults are still finding joy in spite of their physical challenges.
New research bolsters evidence that older adults with a sense of purpose are less likely to see their health decline with age. The question is: How does one cultivate more meaning and motivation in life?
An emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital trains staff to recognize signs of elder abuse and help victims.
As more patients receive hospice care at home, some of the powerful, addictive drugs they’re prescribed are ending up in the wrong hands.
Oregon court says Alzheimer’s patient Nora Harris must be spoon-fed. But her husband says she never wanted to live like this.