Author: Kathleen Doheny

March 21, 2013

1 in 3 Older Adults Now Dies With Dementia

According to sobering new statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of deaths from dementia has risen steeply in the past decade.

March 13, 2013

Cancer: To Screen or Not to Screen?

Annual mammogram or bi-annual? PSA or no PSA? What’s the deal with the ever-changing recommendations on cancer screenings for older people?

March 1, 2013

Research: Money-Saving Strategies

Is the best savings strategy to have one bank account or two? New research suggests an answer – and some other ways to save.

February 28, 2013

Nursing Homes Still Hotbeds of Abusive Drugging

Drugging of seniors with antipsychotics is widespread, and NYC nursing homes are doing more than their fair share of it.

February 11, 2013

Talking to Love Chemistry Expert Dr. Helen Fisher

Dr. Helen Fisher, scientific advisor to and an expert in human attraction, discusses the chemistry of love and what happens to it as we age

February 4, 2013

Can Better ZZZs Lead to Better Name Recall?

Poor sleep can cause memories to get stuck in our brains’ short-term storage, a new study shows, which might help explain why we forget names.

January 21, 2013

Research: Connecting With Others Can Protect Your Health

Loneliness is hard on your immune system. Whether you’re healthy or sick, it makes you vulnerable to ill health, according to new research.

January 16, 2013

Knee Pain: What DOES Help?

Vitamin D, a hoped-for remedy, hasn’t panned out, but experts say these other less known and experimental remedies may help.