Alzheimer's is a devastating disease — and what's worse is a large part of the disease is still a mystery. A new study sheds some light in one of the factors that could contribute to Alzheimer's: high blood pressure.
Older adults taking a certain class of drugs to counter depression, anxiety and other health problems were more likely to visit emergency rooms and require hospitalization.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be old? Insurance company Genworth is taking the phrase "step into somebody else's shoes" to the next level with the Genworth R70i Aging Experience.
A new drug approach helped restore the memory of elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer's, and may potentially delay the onset of this debilitating disease, according to new research.
The US birth rate may have plateaued in the 1990s, but that doesn't mean there aren't more people strolling - or scootering - on our sidewalks. A new set of statistics has revealed that US life expectancy has reached a new record high, with the average person expected to live for at least 78.8 years.
Scientists are developing small robotic modules that fit together to form "adaptive furniture," changing their combined shape to meet the needs of their owner.
The number of elderly people in the United States is expected to double within the next four decades, according to a pair of US Census Bureau reports. Such a spike in retired American citizens may heavily burden the nation's healthcare system.
Daily vitamin D supplements are of no help in reducing the risk of falls among the elderly, recent research concludes.
Retirees who regularly spent time online were about a third less likely to suffer from depression when compared to peers who refrained from it, a new study shows.
A single serving of wine may be enough to make drivers 55 or older a dangerous threat on the road, a study suggests. In younger adults, researchers found alcohol consumption did not affect their measured driving skills at all. For the older drivers, the small, legal levels of intoxication did affect their driving.
Japan's women are once again the world's longest-lived in 2012, a year after falling to second place behind Hong Kong, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said in an annual report released Thursday.
New evidence for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease came out this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston, which ranges from delaying retirement to drinking coffee and avoiding stress.