Falls by elderly people are cut significantly when health care providers take basic steps such as prescribing physical therapy, monitoring medications and checking standing blood pressure, researchers said on Wednesday.
People age 75 or older recover just as well as younger patients from knee or hip replacements to correct the ravages of arthritis, researchers said on Monday.
Candace Parker scored a career-high 40 points and had 16 rebounds, six assists and five blocks to help the Los Angeles Sparks rally for a 82-74 overtime victory against the Houston Comets on Wednesday night.
When older workers learn new skills, their brain cells develop, German scientists said Wednesday after a study that used computer tomography to peer deep inside the brain.
Regular daily exercise benefits elderly women with dementia and these benefits appear to accrue over time, researchers from the Republic of Korea report.
The number of Alzheimer disease patients in Taiwan is increasing at a rate of 5,800 a year, and the care of these patients should be stepped up, Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association said yesterday.
A compound in red wine may ward off a variety of medical conditions related to aging, providing heart benefits, stronger bones and preventing eye cataracts, researchers said on Thursday.
Regular practice of tai chi chih, a Westernized version of the ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi, can help older people rest easier at night, according to a study in the journal Sleep.
Older adults with type 2 diabetes may have a steeper mental decline as they age, a large study suggests.
The Food and Drug Administration Monday warned doctors that elderly patients with dementia who are being treated with an older class of antipsychotic drugs appear to be at increased risk of dying.