Older Black Americans have received little attention as protesters proclaim that Black Lives Matter and experts churn out coronavirus studies.
Judith Graham | Kaiser Health News
Seniors with COVID-19 show unusual symptoms, doctors say
The usual symptoms – shortness of breath, fever – aren’t present in all seniors with a positive diagnosis.
Drumbeat builds for a Peace Corps of caregivers
Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place. One is on the way.
Seniors steamed over cuts to SilverSneakers fitness program
John Garland Graves was taken aback when he walked into his McKinleyville, Calif., gym in October and learned that his SilverSneakers membership was being canceled.
Since 2014, Graves, 69, has enjoyed free access to the gym through SilverSneakers, the nation’s best-known fitness program for seniors.
New findings on ‘cognitive life expectancy’
New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65 men and women spend more than a dozen years in good cognitive health, on average.
New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout
Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes. But the April 1 rollout of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, a major new benefit that could help millions of people, is getting off to a rocky start,
Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age
“I’m a very friendly person,” says Edith Smith,, 103, when asked to describe herself. That may be one reason why this lively centenarian has an extraordinary memory for someone her age, suggests a recent study by researchers at Northwestern University highlighting a notable link between brain health and positive relationships.