Playing with dolls is good therapy for some elderly people with dementia. They may think the dolls are real babies, but does it matter?
Treatment-resistant depression, particularly common among seniors, can raise the risk of suicide and lead to a loss of independence.
Twenty dying people, at peace with their mortality, shared their views on life, love and death with a Los Angeles artist for an exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance.
Gov. Jerry Brown must decide whether to sign a bill sponsored by Planned Parenthood that would criminalize distribution of a surreptitiously recorded conversation with a medical professional.
A partnership between San Diego County and four health systems seeks to bridge the longstanding gap between hospitals and social services.
Participants in a mostly online diabetes self-management program had lower blood sugar and were more likely to take their medicine regularly, study finds.
Older people are often given a huge number of medications, and many of them are unnecessary or even harmful.
The number of hospitalizations for stroke is rising quickly among young people, even as it drops across the U.S. population as a whole.
Overcrowding and chaos in traditional emergency rooms can harm seniors’ health. That’s prompting some hospitals to open ERs designed specifically for the elderly.
But the remaining uninsured are tough to reach.