Surgery can be lifesaving or improve a senior’s quality of life, but advanced age puts people at greater risk of unwanted outcomes.
Tens of billions of dollars of benefits, including from Medicare, are going unused every year because seniors don’t know about them, find applications too difficult to complete, or feel conflicted about asking for help.
Some medical centers are now offering cognitive rehabilitation to patients with long COVID.
Studies show a broad array of casual and close ties can lead to better physical and psychological well-being in older adults — and a longer lifespan.
Cognitive decline varies widely among people who have started experiencing memory and thinking problems or who are in the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s — the patients who received Aduhelm.
Prescriptions for a controversial new drug for Alzheimer's could run $56 billion a year, putting a significant financial burden on Medicare, the health insurance for the elderly.
Members of PDX Commons, a Portland community for adults 55 and older, disagreed about what to do about unvaccinated visitors -- allow them in or ban them?
Prospects for the president’s proposal are uncertain. Republicans decry its cost and argue that much of what the plan contains doesn't count as real infrastructure.
With a mix of relief and caution, older adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are moving out into the world and resuming activities put on hold during the pandemic.