With our grandson suddenly testing boundaries — and challenging our rusty child-rearing skills — we find ourselves hearkening back to some time-tested wisdom.
Already struggling before the pandemic struck, assisted-living facilities are hanging on for dear life — just like their residents.
A round of golf under the pandemic’s new rules offers an opportunity to glimpse a slice of post-confinement life — and appreciate the mundane as much as the miraculous.
Who knew that our springtime of social isolation could spark so much conviviality?
Words matter when you’re facing a serious illness, and the traditional “risk-versus-benefit” approach to treatment options doesn’t always lead to the healthiest choices.
Recent research suggesting that poor hydration may be impairing cognitive function in older women has me wondering why thirst-averse geezers like me are somehow spared.
A recent shift in Medicare reimbursement policies is roiling the home-healthcare industry. It should give pause to folks banking on a single-payer solution to our busted system.
A renowned genetics pioneer argues that medical advances will someday allow humans to live well past 100 years. I can’t help wondering what would be lost in the process.
Danish researchers suggest that my diminutive stature as a youth makes it more likely I’ll develop dementia. I think they may be short-sighted.
New Zealand researchers have found that bicycling to work may enhance your longevity. My own experience suggests they may be ignoring the possibility of fatal collisions.
New research on muscle mass and heart disease reminds me of a harsh lesson my dad taught me long ago: Never assume anything.
The nation is facing an unprecedented nursing shortage just as new evidence suggests that a nurse-led approach may improve the care of our elders.
Results of a new study threaten to upend decades of longevity research and perhaps require physicians to act more like car mechanics.
Mysterious aches and pain are always going to erupt as we grow older; it doesn’t mean we’re doomed to a future of frailty.
My path to retirement has long been littered with financial obstacles. Recent research suggests that may not be such a bad thing.
We were determined not to exchange Christmas gifts this year. Then reality intervened.
Because we’re all living longer lives, longevity visionaries suggest we need to rethink societal norms around aging. I have my doubts that social engineering is the answer.
Government attempts to curb falls in the hospital have limited mobility so much that elderly patients often head home in worse shape than when they arrived.
While some of my geezer contemporaries are taking offense at Generation Z’s campaign to blame us for the state of the world, I say bring it on.
There’s plenty of evidence showing that hearing loss can damage our quality of life as we grow older, but the senior set — including my brother — seems immune to the warnings.
Conventional wisdom suggests that my lazy brain offers few benefits, but Harvard researchers believe it may be the key to a long life.