Roma Lowther began planning for retirement in 1974, the year she immigrated from Granada and took her first job in New York. As a nanny, she asked the families she worked for to pay her on the books so her earnings would count toward her...

The room was prom-ready. There were pink, white and purple balloons. Party streamers, too. A disco ball splashed primary colors – red, green and blue – across the ceiling. Rhonda Denet was on the microphone Friday,bringing residents at the Forest Hill Healthcare Center back to an era...

In a decision that upheld federal health insurance subsidies for 1.3 million Floridians, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday validated a key provision in President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, ruling that states like Florida can use a federal insurance exchange to provide subsidized coverage...

Everyone knows what retirement means, right? Well, according to the 16th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey, it turns out that people define retirement differently. In prior generations, when someone told you they were retired or plan to retire, it meant they weren't working at all. But...

Diabetes might be a significant risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and could speed up the process of developing the neurological conditions by up to 40 percent. The first study was conducted by researchers at the Washington University in St. Louis...

You're standing in a living room. It might be your living room. Something's not quite right -- for every object you recognize, there's another you don't. Normally, if you get this feeling while playing a video game, you're in the middle of a horror, awaiting...

Most of my writing and that of other retirement authors deals with financial planning for retirement. It's relatively easy to find money-related topics to discuss because so many boomers are poorly prepared financially and desperately seek ways to offset their savings shortfalls. But there is another...

A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition for high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published Jun 16 in PLOS Medicine. The researchers used data from the International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project, involving 17,008 people with Alzheimer’s...

An X-ray in the living room. A rapid blood test. A peek into pill bottles and refrigerators. The humble house call can accomplish a lot — and now research suggests that tailoring it to some of Medicare's frailest patients can improve their care while cutting...