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Individuals report that their health and well-being is worse because of the social distancing required during the pandemic.
Some are forming small groups that agree on pandemic precautions.
Sudden cognitive dysfunction is a common concern for seniors who’ve survived a serious bout of COVID-19.
Researchers discover that a molecule that helps cancer cells spread is found at higher levels in otherwise healthy people over 60.
The drug was associated with a 19% and 22% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer that spread and advanced cancer, respectively.
People with cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
For older adults contemplating what might happen to them during this pandemic, ventilators are a fraught symbol.
Language barriers, loneliness, difficulty accessing food and medicine, and unfamiliarity with new technology are major issues.
This includes New York inmates who are older, sick, pregnant or have serious respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems.
And how the novel coronavirus is (or isn’t) altering the lives of health care providers, drag queens and Grindr users
Residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
This notion of a domestic Peace Corps for caregiving has been circulating since 2013, when it surfaced in a Twitter chat on elder care.
Elderhood is an in-depth exploration of biases that distort society’s view of old age and that shape dysfunctional policies and practices.
A low dose of platinum-based chemotherapy worked as well as higher doses for elderly and frail people with esophageal and stomach cancer.
This age group accounted for 16 percent of all patients diagnosed with screening-detected cancers in a recent study.
The large clinical trial is funded by a $3.5M federal research grant.
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