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Recent research shows that discussing end-of-life care with a physician is not harmful to older patients.
Knee replacement surgeries have increased by 100 percent over the past 10 years and are expected to rise to 500 percent by 2030, reflecting the aging population of baby boomers, the Tuscon Citizen reports.
Older people who have low levels of B12 vitamins may be more likely to have smaller brains and problems with their cognitive abilities, according to a new study published in the September 27 issue of Neurology.
Of the 300,000 people who suffer hip fractures each year, women between the ages of 65 and 79, as well as healthy women over age 80, are particularly at risk within a year after the fracture, according to a new study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal.
Weight alone is not what exacerbates the pain of osteoarthritis - new research suggests that exercise, even when not paired with a low-fat diet or weight loss, improved arthritis symptoms in obese mice.
A recent study found that many families overestimate the cost of home healthcare, as forego it as a result.
People caring for an ailing or ill loved one who is geographically distant face a unique set of caregiving stressors, including guilt, helplessness and worry, according to a study conducted by nurses in the Oncology Nurses Forum, according to the Oncology Nurse Advisor.
Researchers from the New York University Langone Medical Center's Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Radiology recently discovered certain advanced MRI techniques that may be a diagnostic tool in osteoarthritis.
Using a hammer to cut wood is likely going to be ineffective and possibly result in injury. A similar phenomenon is true in caregiving, according to The Advertiser.
While caregiving is almost always a voluntary task, it often ends up consuming more than just a few hours each week.
Home caregivers may worry about whether an ailing senior can still take care of a beloved pet, but before making a decision on what to do with the animal, they should consider the many ways in which pets can improve the health of the elderly.
Sometimes, hiring a home caregiver or home health agency is the best way to offer a loved one quality healthcare, allowing family members respite from the stressful responsibility of maintaining the person's health.
A group of mentally disabled Tennesseans sued the state over its recent budget cuts that limit opportunities for home care, according to KnoxNews.com.
While scientific studies have not been conclusive on the ways in which intellectual stimulation can cure degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia, many people have found that mental and physical activity keep them feeling healthy well into old age.
Retirement allows plenty of time for the hobbies that most people never had time for during their careers.
Everyday chores such as emptying the dishwasher, mowing the lawn and doing laundry may help keep dementia away, according to new research published recently in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Certain antidepressants may put seniors at a high risk of falling within the first four days of starting it, according to a recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology, AARP reports.
The members of the sandwich generation are growing as people live longer.
Thanks to drugs like Viagra for men and hormone treatments for women, Americans are staying sexually active well into their 60s, 70s and often time 80s, ABC News reports.
With so many options available to seniors to reverse the effects of aging - from creams to Botox - many are taking advantage of the opportunity to look and feel young again.
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