Have you ever tried to communicate with someone with Alzheimer’s disease and ended feeling awkward and frustrated?  Did you get stuck without having anything to talk about? Was this a once conversant and articulate person you now have difficulty engaging? Communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s...

Big breakfasts and small dinners might be a healthier way to eat for people with type 2 diabetes, according to a small new study. Diabetics in the study who ate big breakfasts and small dinners had fewer episodes of high blood sugar than those who ate...

Alzheimer’s disease may not be just for grandparents to worry about: Groundbreaking new research from Northwestern University has found that amyloid protein — a hallmark of the devastating disease — starts accumulating in brain neurons of people as young as 20 years old. Scientists believe this...

The Medicare program is at a crucial juncture: it is responsible for 25 percent of all federal outstanding debt this century, and the total continues to grow. Every day, 10,000 newly eligible seniors enter a Medicare health insurance program whose budget needs are already escalating...

Pope Francis said Thursday that when it comes to caring for the elderly, palliative care is necessary because it counters a mentality of utility that often leaves elderly persons marginalized and alone. “Abandonment is the most serious ‘illness’ of the elderly and also the greatest injustice...

Cherry Hill natives Seth Auerbach and Larry Schreiber teamed up three years ago to boost a business that had been in Auerbach's family since the 1980s. Komfort & Kare, a supplier of home medical equipment and supplies, opened its latest showroom Saturday on the White Horse...

Sixty seven percent of seniors want to access healthcare service from home, although 66 percent of seniors do not think current available technology is sufficient for them to do so, according to an Accenture survey of 354 US seniors, aged 65 and over who are receiving Medicare...

If you or someone you know needs help caring for the elderly there are some safety measures you can practice before seeking professional help. “You want to be able to be there for them and help them as they age and I've always promised my...

In his general audience March 4, Pope Francis condemned modern society for silently disposing of the elderly, saying that a civilization that views them only as burdensome is perverse and ill. “It is a mortal sin to discard our elderly. … The elderly are not aliens....