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.
Rates of mood and anxiety disorders appear to decline with age but the conditions remain common in older adults, especially women, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.
(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.
People who think more abstractly respond better to ads that portray mixed emotions, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
For seniors, dancing isn't just for fun; it also can be therapeutic. Two recent studies conducted by University of Missouri researchers found that participation in dance-based therapy can improve balance and gait in older ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Being able to stay in their homes and remain independent is a daily struggle for many older adults. As we age we tend to lose our flexibility, our connective tissue tightens and we have prolonged reaction ...
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of stroke in middle-aged and older adults, especially men, according to new results from a landmark study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ...
It was a provocative prediction that due to the obesity epidemic Baby Boomers may outlive their children.
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.
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.