Good nutrition has been linked to a boost in senior citizens’ cognitive skills.
Medical experts around the country are rolling out instructional videos for family caregivers who need help with challenging medical tasks.
Many people age 75 or older can take steps to avoid a crisis in the remaining years of their lives.
Aging adults with complex needs can get special assistance from doctors trained as geriatricians.
The first overhaul of federal regulations in almost 30 years for home health care agencies will require them to be much more responsive to what aging patients and their caregivers need or want.
Experts say key steps can make a home much more accessible to seniors who can have trouble getting around in wheelchairs or walkers.
The FDA and other agencies are loosening restrictions on hearing aid sales and opening the door to less expensive, over-the-counter products.
Medicare is launching new regulations in January that will provide higher reimbursements for doctors involved in care coordination for seriously ill people.
Seniors who feel they’re being rushed out of the hospital can file an appeal to halt the process but they need to act fast.
Older adults who hope to spend the end of their lives at home need to take key steps to make that possible.