April 30, 2020

BY NOW, YOU'VE HEARD the stories and seen the video. Loved ones who cannot visit their mom, dad, husband or wife in a senior home due to the coronavirus pandemic have resorted to phone calls and hand signals outside windows. The isolation inside and out is deafening, b...

April 30, 2020

THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Annette Adams-Brown's 87-year-old mother was an avid follower of TV news. Now Adams-Brown has to channel-surf for a less stressful pastime.

Her mother, Bertha, has dementia, and each time she hear...

February 20, 2020

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Missing just one eye doctor appointment can result in vision loss in older adults with macular degeneration, a new study warns.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the elderly, and these fi...

February 20, 2020

While the United States and Canada differ in many respects regarding healthcare, there are similarities in how patients are served and the level of support they may receive following a hospital stay. When patients have adequate access to effective home care, outcomes f...

February 20, 2020

Social isolation can be a very real and debilitating condition for people who lose the ability to get around on their own. Aging seniors are often struggling with isolation, which can lead to an increased risk of depression and take a greater toll on their mental and p...

February 20, 2020

Considerable news coverage revolving around the home care industry tends to be focused on more metropolitan areas. Major cities where the population can be numbered in the millions has a tendency to garner the most attention when it comes to health care of any kind.

Yet...

December 13, 2019

Tighter control of high blood pressure may add years to people's lives, a new study estimates.

Researchers calculated that for a typical 50-year-old with high blood pressure, more aggressive treatment could translate into three extra years of life. Eighty-year-olds woul...

December 13, 2019

Tripping over a box or slipping on a wet floor could leave you with a broken bone. And a fall could easily send an older person to the hospital, says the National Institute on Aging.

If you fall, stay calm and follow the agency's recommendations:

  • Take several deep br...

August 6, 2019

Ageism is pervasive throughout society, and harmful to young and old alike. But a new study finds some simple steps can help erase it.

Mixing younger and older people in various settings, combined with educating younger people about the aging process and its misconcepti...

August 6, 2019

Keeping your brain active as you age, whether it be working on a computer, playing games or being socially involved, might ward off memory loss, a new study suggests.

Losing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or...

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