The rise in AIDS death rates in sub-Saharan Africa has led to a burgeoning new category of neglected individuals — nearly a million orphaned elderly, or older adults living alone without the benefit of any caregivers, Stanford ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are trying to decode why aging prevents sleep from enhancing memory. Rebecca Spencer, assistant professor of psychology, says she is trying to isolate ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Focussing too much on the present and not using past experience to make decisions could be linked to suicide in elderly depressed adults, researchers from Cambridge and Pittsburgh have found.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study will test if exercise can prevent or delay the declining ability to walk in older adults.
People who think more abstractly respond better to ads that portray mixed emotions, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
More than one in four elderly Americans lacked the capacity to make their own medical care decisions at the end of life, according to a study of 3,746 people to be published April 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Scientists have found an important clue in the quest to understand why people who suffer from depression in later life are harder to treat and keep well in the long term.
A study in the April 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that the maintenance of daily routines was associated with a reduced rate of insomnia and improved quality of sleep in older adults living in a retirement community.
It was a provocative prediction that due to the obesity epidemic Baby Boomers may outlive their children.
(PhysOrg.com) -- More than a third of drinkers over 60 consume amounts of alcohol that are excessive or that are potentially harmful in combination with certain diseases or medications.