Social Security benefits make it easier for older Americans to afford the food they need to live a healthy, active life.
The same risk factors that contribute to making heart disease the leading cause of death worldwide also impact the rising global prevalence of brain disease, including stroke, Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Millions of Americans say the likely will have to push back their retirement because of rising inflation, newly released financial survey data found.
When people get into their 40s and beyond, their close-up vision starts to worsen. For many people, cranking up the font size on a phone or maxing out the brightness on a computer is the only way to be able to read some text.
Colorado residents in assisted-living facilities could soon have the same protections in place under federal law at nursing homes.
Medicare finalized its decision to restrict its coverage of Aduhelm, Biogen's new Alzheimer's disease drug, on April 8, 2022.
(Wyoming News Service) Elder abuse is experienced by at least one in 10 people aged 60 and older who live at home, and AARP Wyoming is working to ensure people have the information they need to protect themselves and family members.
Paul Greenwood, a former San Diego deputy district attorney, said the actual number of incidents is much higher. Greenwood has prosecuted more than 750 felony cases of both physical and financial elder abuse, which he calls a hidden crime.
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine generates suffering for millions, many in California naturally want to do what they can to support the refugees. But now, scammers are working overtime to try to divert those funds.
Doctors often recommend "power naps" as a way to compensate for a poor night's sleep and help keep alert until bedtime. But for older adults, extensive power naps could be an early sign of dementia.
Older adults may be at heightened risk of cybersecurity breaches and fraudulent behavior because they lack experience with internet technology and represent a financially attractive target.