More than 40 genes have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease for the first time, in a “landmark” study offering hope for better diagnosis and treatment.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many older adults are more socially isolated than ever—and thus more vulnerable to being financially victimized.
The COVID pandemic has shown how palliative care can also be valuable for managing the pain and stress of illness.
Study finds patients who consistently see same GP have fewer health complications and emergency hospital visits.
Medicare officials have decided that the federal health insurance program should only cover the controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm for patients who are participating in approved clinical trials. The preliminary decision, reached after lengthy deliberations, was released on Tuesday by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or C.M.S. If it is finalized later this year, it would significantly limit the number of patients who could use the expensive drug.
Estate Planning may not be something you necessarily WANT to think about, but it could protect your interests and wishes long after you are gone.
Relationships can be complicated under the best of circumstances. However, when you see someone you love — like an aging parent, grandparent or close friend — struggle to take care of their health, stepping in isn’t always so simple.
Women face unique challenges as they age. According to the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington-based think tank, women live about seven years more than men. Living longer means planning for a longer retirement.
As the baby boom generation gets older, families are trying to figure out how to keep their parents out of nursing homes — which became even less attractive when Covid-19 ravaged assisted living facilities — while dealing with their growing and expensive needs. They’re also about to become the center of a political fight in Washington.
Welcome to ‘The Apartment,’ a full-scale model of a home in New York City designed by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to show how technology and innovative design ideas can help people living with dementia.