Reports that a daily aspirin may not prevent heart attacks and strokes reminds me that ignoring the advice of the medical establishment is often the healthiest option.
My vacation activities tend to mirror much of what I enjoy doing on the home front. And if what the latest research suggests is true, those preferences may extend my lifespan.
What does fashion mean to the aging male? New research suggests that we don’t give it much thought.
Never one to put too much stock in preventive health measures, I suddenly find myself obsessed with improving my hearing.
Recent research suggests that geezers are less likely than young adults to recognize when they err. This is problematic — except when it’s not.
With my hearing aids on the blink, I’ve been forced to navigate by guile and guesswork — with predictable results.
Age and (relative) affluence have cut into my DIY opportunities, a development that has bruised my ego but may keep me out of the hospital.
Amid news of a potential breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research, experts bemoan the daunting task of finding enough qualified patients to continue the search for a cure.
Memory issues are common here in Geezerville, but I’m not sure loading up on sugar is the answer.
Feeling younger than your years? It could be a sign of a youthful brain.
Recent research suggesting that humans may live much longer than previously thought raises a fundamental question: How long do you really want to live?
A new study suggests that life in an empty nest may be bad for the brain.
An alarming percentage of seniors are shuttled between hospitals and nursing homes and back again, complicating their recovery. And government policies may be making the situation worse.
Why we should greet every medical breakthrough with skepticism.
Visits from our grandson force us to get down on the floor — and up again — more spontaneously than we’d prefer, but research tells us that he’s actually doing us a favor.
An alarming percentage of seniors rely on sedatives to make it through the night, risking serious side effects. Public-health efforts to wean them from the drugs have yielded mixed results.
When critical illness strikes, elderly patients often have less control over their treatment options than they would prefer. Recent research — and my own experience — suggests that better communication could create better outcomes.
Barbara Ehrenreich’s new book has me marveling at the capricious nature of the dystopian body.
At a certain age, ambition can be counterproductive. But how do you stop striving without losing a sense of purpose? An ancient Chinese sage offers a practical path.
Will simple absent-mindedness soon be classified as pre-Alzheimer’s?
Recent research suggests that a personal financial disaster in middle age or later greases the skids to an early grave, but my own experience argues for a more nuanced view.