Retirement is a transition into a new stage of life. Retirees get the freedom to choose how to spend their time, but they also walk away from the comfort of a steady paycheck and need to make important financial decisions. Here are some retirement rites...

For the first time, researchers have reversed some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided focused ultrasound. MR imaging-guided focused ultrasound has been shown to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which allows for more effective delivery of drugs to...

What does it take to be a Senior Nomad? Should you want to become one, a few requirements: Be willing to cast off your stuff and accumulate no more; have a flexible definition of what it means to be at home; master the Excel spreadsheet; accept,...

The percentage of Floridians 18 and older without health insurance fell from 22.1 percent in 2013 to 18.3 percent last year, a new Gallup analysis finds. That drop of 3.8 percentage points was larger than the drop in 31 other states and nationwide (3.5 percentage points),...

A movie that's shedding light on the deadly Alzheimer's disease is set to hit theaters this week and it's already creating a huge buzz. The movie's star, Julianne Moore, has already won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a young woman dealing with the disease....

Some common surgeries for seniors should be considered “high risk” and preceded by careful conversations about the potential harms, according to a new study listing 227 operations with high mortality rates. The risks of surgery for older adults are generally understood, but establishing a comprehensive list...

Caring for elderly parents is a monumental rite of passage, a situation that is spreading at an astounding rate in this country. Tax deductions are available for family members who provide care for an aging parent.  As a caregiver, you may be eligible for tax breaks...

Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services is offering a free four-hour class for individuals caring for elderly or persons with disabilities. "Caregivers 101, Hands On ~ Hearts Open” will be offered on Thursday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 414 South Jefferson...

Kimberly Weems has been a home care worker in Atlanta for over 14 years. She first got interested in the field after caring for a blind uncle. “It’s my passion,” she said. “This is just something I’ve always wanted to do, to keep people’s loved...

A rare innovation in retirement saving is taking shape right now in, of all places, Illinois. In January the state became the first to okay an automatic IRA for workers at certain small businesses that don’t offer retirement plans. Those companies will be required to...