"With this study, what we're showing is that we could potentially prevent some cases or delay the onset of [dementia] with improved cardiovascular health," the lead researcher says.
"If you are in your 40s and looking towards menopause, avoid the 12-15 pounds that most women gain by increasing your activity level now," one expert says.
In a study of Swedish twins, researchers found an association between anxiety and increased risk of dementia.
Various measures show an astonishing one third to one half of seniors are malnourished upon being admitted to the hospital.
Our post last week on “sundowning” generated an outpouring of stories from patients, caregivers and people working in hospitals.
As the sun sets, many elderly patients can change drastically: They can become extremely confused, agitated, not know where they are, and even hallucinate.
A prevention expert wishes people knew how common falls are, how devastating they can be, and the six easy ways to prevent them.
A numerical snapshot of the nation's army of over 43 million unpaid family caregivers, and a portrait of one of them, who cares for her father with dementia. The average...
An analysis -- strongly refuted by organizations that advocate for osteoporosis research -- further complicates the question of whether it’s a good idea to take calcium and vitamin D supplements...
Are we over-treating the elderly with psychiatric drugs?
As a recent town party demonstrated, centenarians are not as rare as they used to be -- and many remain in good enough health to have a grand ol' time...
The Institute of Medicine's number one recommendation to help mitigate the impacts of cognitive aging: be physically active.
We bring you surprises about penis size, stories of great sex over 70 and new insights on how both men and women are lied to about their sexuality.
A new study finds that in the long term, exercise may be more important than diet for many people in fighting weight gain.
Middle-age adults take note: the exercise you shirk today may lead to shrunken brain tissue in a couple of decades.
New research suggests that "mindfulness meditation" practices can improve sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbances.
Delirium is a complicated syndrome, most common among the hospitalized elderly where it’s estimated 29 to 64 percent of patients have it.
Recent analyses suggest that there are at least 1.5 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans over the age of 60. How is the senior health care industry preparing...
I reject the idea, however, that I am suffering from any age-related diminution of muscle tone, balance or endurance. My ski dreams are still intact even if my body is...
The study team found that on average, the women who exercised outdoors had a greater sense of tranquility after working out and attended more sessions.