Market declines during the first five years of retirement can have a significant effect on a financial portfolio, but remaining flexible can mitigate the damage.
Rituals like graduations and weddings are few and far between for older adults. Some are finding ways to honor their momentous occasions.
On a visit to Canada, the pontiff, 85, used his own vulnerability to demand dignity and respect for older people in a world increasingly populated by them.
The Emmy-winning TV producer Norman Lear considers his first century, and his hopes for the next century.
Two towns in Sardinia battle for the distinction of having the longest-living residents. One has the imprimatur of Guinness World Records.
Cost-sharing is not working as intended.
As experimental drugs prove ineffective against increasing dementia cases in the U.S., researchers argue that improving eyesight can have an effect.
The premise for Chie Hayakawa’s film, “Plan 75,” is shocking: a government push to euthanize the elderly. In a rapidly aging society, some also wonder: Is the movie prescient?
Since the pandemic began, their rate of death from all causes has skyrocketed.
Last year, people 65 and older died from Covid at lower rates than in previous waves. But with Omicron and waning immunity, death rates rose again.
A couple in India are demanding that their son and daughter-in-law have a child or pay them $650,000 in damages. “This is an Indian parent thing,” their lawyer said.
“Grandfluencers” on TikTok are sharing a new vision for what it means to live meaningfully with age.
Older adults typically need more protein than younger people. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough.
Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Now, doctors are advising against it — especially for people over 70.
Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.
Researchers identified a protein in the fluid that could boost the cognition of aging animals — and might lead to future treatments for people.
Some care facilities are giving older adults a way to visit their pasts to boost their well-being.
Investigators urged increased oversight of the program, saying that insurers deny tens of thousands of authorization requests annually.
As the authorities in China’s biggest city fight to stamp out an Omicron outbreak, neighbors are turning to one another for support.
Through more than three decades of research, the Yale psychologist Becca Levy has demonstrated that age discrimination can take years off one’s life.
Millions of Ukrainians have been displaced since the war started. Many elderly or disabled people have been unable or unwilling to leave their homes.
Studies linked to Cassava Sciences, once a stock market favorite, have been retracted or challenged by medical journals.
Citing data from Israel, the Biden administration’s Covid response coordinator, said a second booster offered significant protection to older people.
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The company’s first consumer protection lawsuit, filed Monday, claims a Cameroon man tricked would-be buyers using Gmail and other services.
Ocean County, a predominantly white and middle-class community in central New Jersey, also has low vaccination rates.
These letters are among the more than 500 responses from readers to our request for personal stories about dealing with their own lifetime accumulation of possessions or that of a loved one.
Two neurologists argue that calling T.I.A.s what they are — minor strokes — could prompt patients to seek the help they need more quickly.
For much of the pandemic, China kept the coronavirus at bay. The country adopted an aggressive COVID-Zero plan, rigorously identifying, containing, and tracing cases to prevent the viral spread. It appeared to work remarkably well—until the arrival of the ultratransmissible omicron variant.
The seemingly uncontainable virus is now exploding in China, smashing records daily and laying bare a tragic fault in China’s COVID policies: the country’s most vulnerable—older people—are among the least protected by vaccination. As such, death rates are bound to soar.
This has already played out in Hong Kong, which saw its own towering omicron wave between January and March. In its wake was one of the highest death rates the world has seen amid the pandemic. In a study published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US CDC partnered with the CDC China for a postmortem on the deadly spike. The analysis highlighted just how fatal a flaw it is to neglect vaccinating older people.
The Alzheimer’s Association has pushed relentlessly to get broad access to Aduhelm, despite safety risks and uncertain evidence that it helps patients.
Coronavirus infections have spread at an elder care facility in Shanghai. Workers said deaths are increasing and resources dwindling.
Health care researchers argue that hospice facilities could better serve some terminal patients, and ease the burden on exhausted loved ones.
She began posting about her daily life in Sweden at the age of 99. She went on to acquire a worldwide fan base.
A campaign by a 78-year-old retired doctor with Parkinson’s disease against banks closing branches and moving services online resonates with a rapidly aging Spanish population.
For one sturdy wartime survivor, living intensely has been the best revenge.
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Infections may rise in the United States. How it plays out is up to us.
Experts say that the most vulnerable would benefit from a second booster soonest.
The move could further inflame a tortuous debate among scientists over when the coronavirus vaccines’ protection should be bolstered, and for whom.
The Village to Village Network assists older people with the services they need to remain in their homes. A younger generation is getting involved.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, funded by Medicare and Medicaid, has quietly succeeded in enabling some older Americans to age in place.
Three recent developments — incremental and undramatic but encouraging — are likely to improve the lives and health of seniors.
Many of the no-cost online services have age or income limits. But some are available to anyone.
Covid has surged through nursing homes in Hong Kong, but older residents are still among the city’s least vaccinated and the most skeptical.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the duties we have to our parents.
“Out of Time” at the Public Theater is intended to showcase the talents of older actors. “People want to dismiss your stories,” the show’s director says. Not here.
Nick Buoniconti, Jim Kiick and Jake Scott, of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins, were each found to have C.T.E., the brain disease linked to head hits, bringing to six the number of players diagnosed from that team.
Health experts are concerned that the pandemic, in upending daily routines, has reduced mobility and physical conditioning in older adults.
Among those under age 50, vaccination even without a booster protected strongly against hospitalization and death, according to new C.D.C. data.