Older women who aren’t getting enough vitamin D appear to be at risk for suffering from back pain, new research shows.
The risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease differ between the sexes, with stroke in men, and depression in women, critical factors, according to a French study.
Low levels of vitamin D in elderly people may lead to increased depression and other psychiatric problems, Dutch researchers said in a study released Monday.
Older adults who limit their activities out of fear of falling may see their physical function deteriorate more rapidly, a new study suggests.
Taking methylphenidate — familiar as the drug Ritalin used to treat attention-deficit disorder — could help older people reduce their risk of falling by sharpening their mental function, Israeli researchers report.
Older patients given anti-psychotic drugs are at increased risk of pneumonia, particularly during the first week after starting treatment, Dutch researchers report.
Older people should be careful when getting into cars, and even more so when getting out, a new analysis of national injury data shows.
High cholesterol levels in your 40s may raise the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease decades later, according to a study underscoring the importance of health factors in middle age on risk for the brain ailment.
Scientists may have learned why some people retain sharp minds and clear memories despite having the so-called brain plaques and tangles that are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease.
Individualized, long-term counseling appears to reduce the burden and depressive symptoms felt by caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report.