Anticholinergic drugs, such as medicines for stomach cramps, ulcers, motion sickness, and urinary incontinence, may cause older people to experience greater decline in their thinking skills than people not taking the drugs.
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Average life expectancy continues to increase, and today's older Americans enjoy better health and financial security than any previous generation. However, rates of gain are inconsistent between the genders and across age brackets, income levels and racial and ethnic groups.
More than a third of people over age 70 have some form of memory loss.
New research shows how well people get around and keep their balance in old age is linked to the severity of changes happening in their brains. White matter changes, also called leukoaraiosis, are frequently seen in older people and differ in severity.
Eat your broccoli. That's the advice from UCLA researchers who have found that a chemical in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold a key to restoring the body's immunity, which declines as we age.
What is your probability to live at age 90 and beyond? How can one live health and without disease? It turns that there are things people can do to improve their health and live longer, shows the research published at Archives of Internal Medicine.
AGI Dermatics introduces four innovative anti-aging products to the Remergent line.
We often read or hear stories about older adults being conned out of their life savings, but are older individuals really more susceptible to fraud than younger adults? And, if so, how exactly does aging affect judgment and decision-making abilities?
OHSU researchers have discovered new information about the body's immune system that may help to protect the aging population against disease.
Health issues are a vital concern for older adults, and surveys show that most of those who go online search for health and medical information.
Caring.com is proud to support the more than 34 million Americans caring for an aging or ailing parent.
African-Americans and Hispanics who are not fluent in English are nearly 50 percent more likely to become disabled after age 65, compared to whites and Hispanics who speak English.
YOU: Staying Young offers the promise of extended youthfulness and increased vigor, no matter how many candles light up your birthday cake.
WiseLife Press will introduce a first-of-its kind toolkit to help the convergent aging population understand and plan for senior lifestyle and care.
For nearly 70 years scientists have known that caloric restriction prolongs life.
Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today publication of a study by Sirtris and Harvard University scientists in the journal Cell that reveals a new mechanism to slow aging.
Researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research have examined close to 100,000 genetic markers for low bone mass and aging to help determine which genes are responsible for the development of osteoporosis and longevity.
A comprehensive new publication, Growing Older in America: The Health & Retirement Study, is now available online.
Researchers have found that deleting a gene important in embryo development leads to premature aging and loss of stem cell reservoirs in adult mice.