A Florida doctor aims to turn the former Garden House nursing home into assisted living for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The Garden House, at 1358 Manchester Drive N.E. near Rockdale Medical Center, abruptly closed in May 2013 because of an unexpected foreclosure on its...

It's that time of year again, when we hear how grim the upcoming holiday travel season will be. Yes, planes, trains and roads will be crowded, especially now that the economy is perking up. And there's always the chance that snowstorms will gum up the...

The first issue of a new publication series from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) called From Policy to Practice explores pain as a public health problem and takes a look at how various policies impact the care provided to patients in a range of...

Thanksgiving eve should be a warm and fuzzy family night as college students return home and older adult children who live a distance fly back to the nest. More likely, the college kids will dump their bags by the front door and dash out again...

"It's been known for a long time that as people age their maximum aerobic capacity, or 'horsepower,' declines, and that is true for runners as well," says study leader Prof. Justus Ortega, from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. "What's new here is we found that...

As we age, we have an increasingly harder time ignoring distractions. But new research online in the Cell Press journal Neuron reveals that by learning to make discriminations of a sound amidst progressively more disruptive distractions, we can diminish our distractibility. A similar strategy might...

There's a project in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York that has a through-the-looking-glass quality. An organization called City Health Works is trying to bring an African model of health care delivery to the United States. Usually it works the other way around. If City...

My Grandma Wanda is 95. A German farm woman, she raised five children, 20 grandchildren and 40+ great-grandchildren. Grandma Wanda’s five adult kids are trying to make decisions about her care for this final stage of life. Wanda’s daughters are trying to decide where Wanda should go live because the nursing...

Scientists have long known that stress complicates a host of health problems. Now they are discovering that chronic stress — a mainstay of modern life — doesn't merely exacerbate disease, it actually can cause it. "We are just beginning to understand the ways that stress influences...