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.
Persistent insomnia may perpetuate depression in elderly patients receiving standard care by primary care providers, according to study findings reported in the journal Sleep.
Elderly individuals who engage in strenuous exercise, such as jogging, are at increased risk for developing blood clots, which can have serious consequences, according to the results of a new study.
Having few or no natural teeth at the age of 70 may be an early indicator of accelerated aging, Danish researchers suggest.
Elderly drivers are advised to undergo regular health checks but they should not be made compulsory, an expert from Germany’s road safety council (DVR), Burkhard Gerkens, says.