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.
While in no way diminishing the devastation dementia exacts on its victims and those who care for them, visionary experts are forging a new treatment path — one that may yield surprising benefits.
“Computer vision syndrome” is an actual thing. Here are some tips to protect your eyes when using screens.
Feeling gloomy in your middle years? Award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch tells us why life gets better after 50.
A dwindling supply of geriatricians offers few options for elderly patients who are often ill served by physicians who are not trained to treat them.
Bummed out by my painful recovery from an overambitious workout, I find myself slightly perplexed by a new study suggesting that exercise eases depression.
With winter delivering a series of knockout blows, my interest in hibernation gets a boost from an unexpected source.
I haven’t yet reached the point where my eroding capabilities are threatening independent living, but it’s good to know there may be help on the way — eventually.
Here are some tips to pick the best shoes for foot health.
A royal collision sparked renewed debate over elderly drivers and public safety, but I understand completely why geezers refuse to give up their keys.
With the aging population far outpacing the resources of caregivers, robotics seems to be a plausible solution — until you consider the consequences.
New research suggests that killing off neurons in our aging brains might prevent, rather than invite, Alzheimer’s. Personal experience suggests it may be more complicated than that.
The older I get, the more I find myself focusing on what is rather than what may be.
Only if you don’t get the magnification you truly need, says our expert.
Improving strength and mobility in your feet can help alleviate pain, boost athletic performance, and enhance your quality of life.
When our adult daughter vetoed a longtime Christmas Eve tradition, we were forced to acknowledge all the other ways we can celebrate the season.
New research suggests my reluctance to venture out to cultural events may make me prone to depression.
Functional-medicine doc Susan Blum, MD, outlines her basic plan to treat arthritis.
Recent research aims to explain why the aging brain is more distractible.