Patients and caregivers often feel abandoned and lose trust in health care professionals when they sense a lack of caring during transitions. With it, they feel better able to handle concerns and act on their doctors’ recommendations.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued a new guideline that recommends adults 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or undergoing chemotherapy.
End-of-life documents express your preferences for care but may not be binding medical orders. Here’s how to better prepare for the unexpected — that your last wishes won’t be carried out.
With longer lives and lower rates of dementia, most seniors are enjoying more years of life with good cognition — a welcome trend.
Why older couples in supportive, loving, long-term relationships decide to live apart and not get married.
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 shortlisted 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.