Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
The latest issue in the From Policy to Practice report series from The Gerontological Society of America addresses recent labeling changes for OTC analgesics and highlights important considerations when recommending the use of these products in older adults.
There may be some truth to the saying "getting up on the wrong side of the bed," according to Penn State researchers who say starting your morning by focusing on how stressful your day will be may be harmful to your mindset throughout the day.
If the number of people over 65 currently accounts for 22% of the total population in the Basque Autonomous Community (region), predictions indicate that this percentage will rise to 30% by 2030.
As people around the world live longer, the prevalence of age-associated cognitive disorders is growing. Alzheimer's disease, for which advanced age is the most significant risk factor, currently defies all therapeutic efforts.
The Ageing-On research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has devised a pioneering exercise programme that benefits the physical and cognitive level of these individuals
As we age, we may become weaker as our muscles tend to lose their mass and strength. This condition of losing muscle mass is called sarcopenia.
You've turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you'll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead?
New research has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could be prevented.
USC researchers have pinpointed a remedy to thwart a protein that helps the metastatic spread of breast cancer, a leading cause of death for women. The findings appear today in Nature Communications.
A gnawing sense of irrelevancy and invisibility suddenly hits many aging adults, as their life roles shift from hands-on parent to empty nester or from workaholic to retiree. Self-worth and identity may suffer as that feeling that you matter starts to fade.
Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based next-generation artificial intelligence company specializing in the application of deep learning for target identification, drug discovery and aging research announces the publication of a new research paper in Molecular Pharmaceutics journal titled "Adversarial Threshold Neural Computer for Molecular De Novo Design".
Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based company specializing in the application of next-generation artificial intelligence for drug discovery, biomarker development and aging research, announces the presentation of its CEO, Alex Zhavoronkov, at the Pioneers 18 Conference, May 25, 2018, Vienna, Austria.
A study of nearly 6,000 Americans followed for 24 years from middle to late adulthood found that having chronic inflammation in middle age may be linked to an increased risk of frailty and overall poorer health decades later.
For older adults, driving can mean living a more independent, satisfying life. Therefore, it's no surprise that about 86 percent of adults age 65 and older hold active driver's licenses, and many of us expect to drive for longer as we age.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a group of medicines commonly used to neutralize stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers.
A recently released study, included in a special supplement to the Journal of Gerontology, indicates that dementia's impact might be compressing a bit.
Delirium is a sudden change in mental status that often occurs when older adults are in the hospital or after they have surgery. More than 20 percent of older adults may experience delirium.
A recent study finds that older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home - but older adults are not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.
After being discharged from the hospital, an older person often is admitted directly to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). SNFs specialize in the skilled care we need to recover properly.
A newly published observational study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that increased levels of education, particularly for those who grew up in low-income rural areas, was significantly associated with the decrease in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older African Americans previously reported by the same research group.