Many Meds Taken by Seniors Can Raise Risk of Falls

Half of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the risk of falls, according to new research. Painkillers and antidepressants were most strongly tied to a greater likelihood of being injured in a fall, in those over age 65. More...

Cognitive Impairment & Alzheimers in Older Americans

An estimated 22% percent of Americans over age seventy have mild cognitive impairment, and one in eight Americans aged 65+ has Alzheimer’s disease. Source: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Share this...

Boomer Roomies: Older Americans Are Seeking Roommates

Dina Wilcox and Anne Fry are not just roommates, they’re best friends. A few years ago, however, they barely knew each other, reports CBS News correspondent Vinita Nair. The pair, who often finishes each other’s sentences, has lived together in a 1,200-square foot...