Geriatricians specialize in preventing and treating diseases of the elderly. They can talk with you about brain health, preserving physical strength, planning for healthcare in the future and many other aspects of aging.
It’s never too late for your aging, single parent to start dating. It’s also never too late to catch a sexually transmitted disease. Learn how to start a key conversation with your parent about protection from STDs.
The recommendation to stop driving is not easy for physicians to make, but greater success in preserving safety can be achieved through involvement of an occupational therapist and with support from the patient’s family.
You may not realize it, but we all start losing 1 percent of muscle mass each year after age 30. That’s why your diet in later years should not look the same as it did when you were younger.
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We all know exercise helps maintain our long-term wellness as we age, but how do you get started? Try these expert tips to safely get back on the treadmill.
Find out what signs you need to watch for and how you can be better prepared to handle an emergency department visit for your aging parents.
Getting a good night’s sleep can be more of a struggle as you age. Whether illness or bad habits are keeping you up, a few changes can help you get better rest.
Whether pressured by a desperate family member seeking money or duped by a scam artist who gains access to a bank account, seniors facing financial exploitation can suffer severe consequences — including negative effects on their health.
Bringing a friend or family member to a medical appointment helps ensure the best outcome and provides emotional support for the patient.
Despite what people may believe, anxiety and depression are not a natural part of aging — and no one has to accept them. Experts say mental health issues are often tied to medical problems.