Helping Senior Loved Ones Manage Multiple Health Conditions

Remembering to take medications, go to health appointments and follow the doctor's orders can be challenging when a person has one health condition — and, say experts, 80 percent of today's seniors are dealing with many.

Pain Control Without Opioids: What Are the Options?

Senior patients are finding it much less likely that a doctor will prescribe codeine, oxycontin or hydrocodone, even after surgery. Does this mean their pain will go untreated?

What Did Experts Learn About Senior Falls During 2017?

Research continues to refine our understanding of this health problem, which takes the lives of almost 30,000 older adults in America each year.

Seniors and Medications: The Good, the Bad and the Dangerous

It's a balancing act: The medicines we take help us manage health conditions, but improperly used, they also can imperil our health.

Dementia Care Experts Urge Replacing Psychiatric Drugs With DICE

Studies reveal alternatives to the antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs that have often been prescribed for people with Alzheimer's and related conditions.

Five Myths and Facts About Seniors and Supplements

Seniors spend billions each year on vitamins and herbal preparations. Are these products helpful? Are they safe?

Online Buzz: Skype Is the New Prozac

When doctors prescribe anti-depressants like Prozac or Cymbalta, seniors often balk at the idea because they prefer non-medication approaches. On restricted incomes, many elderly simply can't afford another prescription or psychotherapy. But medical and social researchers are investigating a new form of depression assistance for older adults—personal counseling via computer screen.

Driving When You Are Taking Medications

Some of the physical and mental changes of aging can affect our driving abilities. It's important to know that medications seniors take also can make it unsafe to drive. What should you know before you pick up the car keys and pick up your next prescription?

Disaster Preparation for People With Diabetes

Before the next emergency strikes, work with your healthcare team to create a plan.

Medication Management Prevents Unnecessary Hospital Trips for Seniors

A recent poll in Caring Right at Home found that more than a third of respondents take five or more medications. Could the medicines we take send us to the hospital? As our population ages, medication management is more important than ever.