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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.