On April 1, Medicare launched a major initiative — a diabetes prevention program for seniors and people with serious disabilities— that is available in only a few cities.
Memory problems and trouble multitasking are among the symptoms of POCD, a little-known condition that affects a substantial number of older adults after surgery.
Treatment has been terminated for some seniors because therapists told them they weren’t making enough progress or that they had reached their annual limit. We examine the treatment benefits and the barriers under Medicare’s coverage rules for therapy.
Starting in April, new Medicare cards will be issued to the program’s 59 million enrollees. The new cards address serious security concerns, yet there are growing “scams” linked to the rollout.
A partir de abril, el programa de salud federal para adultos mayores comenzará a enviar nuevas tarjetas que ya no contendrán el número de seguro social del beneficiario.
Seniors face tough — often life-changing — events throughout their final years. But this stage of life does not have to be limited to loss and deterioration.
“Edith + Eddie,” a documentary short-listed for an Academy Award, is a gripping look at a couple in their 90s caught up in an intense family conflict. But more facts about the disputes involving a parent with dementia help to paint a complicated story about aging in America.
Un movimiento llamado Dementia Friend’s busca erradicar el estigma asociado al Alzheimer y a la demencia, con información y testimonios de vida.
A new social movement in the U.S. tackles the stigma of living with Alzheimer’s.
Tres grandes centros de salud están ayudando a los adultos mayores a enfrentar la cirugía y el post operatorio en mejores condiciones.
Some hospitals now focus on preparing seniors for the risks and realities of surgical care.
Experts provide tips for older patients and their caregivers to cope with the physical and mental declines associated with emergency room visits.
Una enfermedad prolongada puede generar el duelo de un ser querido, mucho antes del fallecimiento. Consejos para sobrellevar esta etapa con menos dolor.
For those confronting the string of losses that accompany frailty or serious illness, experts offer salves.
Nuevos estudios revelan que las relaciones positivas pueden ayudar a que no se deterioren las funciones cognitivas.
SuperAgers, men and women over age 80 with extraordinary memories, share a commitment to sustaining friendships.
Video advance directives enable people to speak directly to their families and physicians about their wishes for end-of-life care.
What being old and sick in America can mean — and ways to navigate the often treacherous journey through the system.
Los estereotipos en torno a la edad pueden desterrarse cambiando actitudes y miradas que estigmatizan a los adultos mayores.
Stereotypes often undermine older adults, eroding their confidence, elevating their stress and harming their health.