Somehow we're squeezing 16 people into our apartment for Thanksgiving this year, with relatives ranging in age from my 30-year-old nephew to my 90-year-old mother. I love them all, but in a way the one I know best is the middle-aged man across the table...

Last October, Jeanette Mariani was an independent 87-year-old, living alone in Dallas and getting around with a walker. Then one night she switched off the light and tried to make her way into bed. A chair was in the way. And she fell. "There I was,...

Like many retirees, one couple from upstate New York visit doctors in their winter getaway in Florida. But on a recent routine checkup of a pacemaker, a cardiologist there insisted on scheduling several expensive tests even though the 91-year-old husband had no symptoms. “You walk in...

February 14 — the dreaded day — is almost here. Why dreaded? Because, let's face it: Valentine's Day is the one day of the year when lovers just can't win. If you failed to do something memorable last year, you'll be scrambling to make up for...

Valentine’s Day is coming up, but I have to admit, Alzheimer’s complicates loving someone who is struggling to cope with the confusion of an ever-changing world. Dad has always been very affectionate and supportive to me. When I was a child, he was my role model and comforter. When...

Iggy Ignatius was born in India. Even though he moved to the States in his 20s, he still felt that India was the place he belonged. He always thought he'd retire there. But when the time approached, there was a problem. "My daughters, my son, my...

The baby boomers are getting older: This year, 4 million people in America will turn 65. In her new book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America, author Ai-jen Poo says that means the country is on the cusp of...

When we picture hungry Americans, we may see the faces of children, or single moms. But many of the people who struggle to fill their bellies are beyond age 65. Some of them are even malnourished, a condition that sets them up for all kinds...

You're in your 50s, the kids have moved out and the panic sets in: you don't have nearly enough retirement savings. More than a third of the country's workforce is with you: 36% say they and their spouse have less than $1,000 saved for retirement, according...

The Florida Chamber of Commerce is weighing in on the state's rising cost of health care, decrying the Affordable Care Act's plans to expand Medicaid but acknowledging uninsured residents cost big bucks. Related News/Archive "Floridians pay an additional $1.4 billion in hidden health care taxes to cover...