A new government report paints a dismal portrait of hospice care in the United States. And regulatory agencies are powerless to respond.
Age and affluence have limited my opportunities to embark on home-improvement projects, but a neighbor’s request for help resurrects my sense of usefulness.
Only about a third of Americans say they have faith in doctors, a fact that may say more about the system than about the physicians.
Exercise offers antiaging benefits as does a popular drug. So combining them should boost longevity, right? Not so much.
Elderly Americans are dying from falls at an alarming rate. I’m counting on some lessons learned through painful experience to help me avoid that fate.
You don’t need to check off items on a bucket list to convince yourself that you’ve lived a full life. Some of the most memorable experiences occur with no planning whatsoever.
Precision medicine hopes to revolutionize healthcare by revealing everything that’s going on in your body. It seems I’m not the only one who would prefer to be left in the dark.
24/7 surveillance may deter abuse in long-term care facilities, but even its advocates admit it’s no panacea.
A new poll suggests domesticated animals are a great source of stress relief for geezers. My relationship with our elderly neurotic cat tells me it’s not nearly that simple.
With a new study suggesting that restorative sleep depends on the same cellular dysfunction that accelerates aging, I’m left to choose between the lesser of two evils — while trying to keep my spouse happy.
Older adults and those who work outside may be particularly vulnerable to the cognitive effects of polluted air.
A casual conversation takes a fatalistic turn, challenging my belief in the infinite moment.
Are my boomer compatriots so easily influenced by fake news on social-media sites that they’re presenting a serious threat to civic life? I’m not so sure.
Prospective dads who work out may have healthier sperm, according to a recent study.
With my grandson moving away, I’m struggling to balance expectations against the inevitability of change.
Medical technology can sometimes creep me out, but news of a “smart” toilet seat simply makes me laugh.
Weakness overtakes us all at some point in our aging journey, but new research suggests an antidote.
Sports, like tennis, that involve more social interaction may help longevity, according to a recent study.
As the opioid epidemic overtakes the senior set, I’m reminded of how serious pain can overrule any internal debate over the pros and cons of painkillers.
Tending to your cardiovascular health may ward off dementia in seniors, a recent study says.
A new study may explain why geezers tend to be happier than their youthful peers, but it seems that joy can come with a cost.