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.
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.
A new social movement in the U.S. tackles the stigma of living with Alzheimer’s.
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.
For those confronting the string of losses that accompany frailty or serious illness, experts offer salves.
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.
Stereotypes often undermine older adults, eroding their confidence, elevating their stress and harming their health.
Despite Medicare Advantage plans’ increasing popularity, several key features remain poorly understood. Here is what you need to know.
With higher premiums on tap for many Medicare enrollees, here’s help figuring out the particulars of the Part B puzzle and how it affects you.
Innovative CareMaps tool helps caregivers understand their roles and take steps to improve their lives.
Hospice care often prompts fear and misunderstanding, but the services provided can lead to less pain and trauma at the end of life.
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?
Death rates for older adults with asthma run five times higher than younger people, and serious complications are far more common.