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.
Many very old people who have undergone planned surgery are doing well years later, but elderly individuals requiring unplanned surgery or intensive care unit (ICU) treatment for medical reasons are far less likely to survive, Dutch researchers report.
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.