President Biden and former President Trump have both experienced public memory lapses. But brain experts say such slips, on their own, are not a cause for concern.
NPR asked our audiences to share their hard-won wisdom. We heard from more than 1,000 people, aged 16 to 103! Here's a roundup of your best advice for thriving as you age.
If you made a New Year's resolution but are struggling to get started or are already wavering, you may need to refine your goal and nail down a plan to get there. Try this evidence-based approach.
As enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans grows, so do concerns about how well the insurance works, including from those who say they have become trapped in the private plans as their health declines.
Recently ex-President Jimmy Carter went into hospice, which often is for patients in the last stages of incurable diseases. Contrary to popular belief, starting hospice doesn't mean giving up on life.
Private care management, often nurses or social workers, is a growing field that helps people navigate the elder care system. People call it "a game changer" — but it comes at a high price.
After 40 years of living and travelling together, a writer considers a trip without his wife. He can't explain where he's going or why he can't bring her along.
Falling is the top cause of injury for older adults and even mild hearing loss can increase the risk. But consistently wearing hearing aids may improve balance and prevent falls, a study finds.
The built-in stairs lead to the belly of the plane. They're less photogenic than the tall, outdoor steps. But the sturdier stairs pose less of a health and political risk to the 80-year-old president.