Image of a hand holding a bottle of valium medicine

A study published recently in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that people with Alzheimer’s disease have an increased risk of developing pneumonia if they are taking sedatives in the benzodiazepine class. 

Close-up view of a doctor writing a prescription

A study by University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing researchers has found that donepezil, marketed under the brand name Aricept, should be prescribed with caution in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Test tube with blood sample and labeled Testosterone Test

Recent research sheds new light on the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy in men over age 65. Four studies, collectively known as the TTrials, are the largest trials to date that examined the effect of testosterone treatment in men over age 65 who had low testosterone due to age.

Senior Asian man looking thoughtful, resting chin on hand.

More than likely, you hear information or advice about your health several times each day—whether the source is your doctor, your family, television, or the radio. If you’re like a lot of us, you forget about it as you go about your daily routines.

Three women of varying ages.

Emergency room sign at hospital entrance

Certain drug classes have been associated with increased emergency room visits and inpatient admissions by seniors, among them antidiabetics, anticoagulants, and antihistamines.  

Senior woman attending a senior man in hospital bed

Although being a full-time caregiver has been associated with an increased risk of stress and illness, helping or caring for others on a part-time basis can lead to a longer life, according to a new study.

A growing number of people are receiving hip implants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most serious fall-related injuries is a fractured hip. Over 300,000 people over age 65 in this country are hospitalized for hip fractures each year. 

senior receiving flu vaccine

It’s been known for many years that between 71% and 85% of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 54% and 70% of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in the same age group.

Jump-starting the immune response