Topics :: health and aging

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
The 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day will be observed Thursday September 18.

As Health Falters, GLBT Seniors Face Stark Choices

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Apr 26, 2014
Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Bernard Mayes was confronted with a stark choice. Should the fiercely independent gay man move into a senior assisted living facility?

Isolation Hampers Well-Being of Gay Seniors

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
Various research studies have found that LGBT seniors are vulnerable to being socially isolated, which can hamper their well-being and elevate their risk for depression, anxiety and other maladies.

Edie Windsor Honored at "Eight Over Eighty" Gala

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Mar 7, 2014
On March 5, nearly 500 New Yorkers came together to honor 84-year-old LGBT trailblazer Edie Windsor, who was among those celebrated at Jewish Home Lifecare’s "Eight Over Eighty" gala in New York City, held at the Mandarin Oriental New York.

Looking at HIV and Aging with Dr. Perry Halkitis

By Bran Luna LeFae | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
People have been living with HIV since the mid-1980s, and now many have found themselves facing the unknown challenges of aging while HIV-positive.

Drinking Linked to Faster Mental Decline in Men

By Malcolm Ritter | Friday Jan 17, 2014
Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they’ve been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.

Vitamin E May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

By Marilynn Marchione | Thursday Jan 2, 2014
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease -- the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.

Growing Older With HIV

By Steve Weinstein | Sunday Dec 1, 2013
Today, people with HIV are growing older. As long-term survivors, they face a whole raft of related problems, from the cumulative effects of HIV meds to loneliness and depression.

Poop Pills Cure Serious Gut Infections

By Marilynn Marchione | Friday Oct 4, 2013
Studies have shown that fecal transplants -- giving infected people stool from a healthy donor -- can help cure some of America’s half million annual Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, infections.

Rising Alzheimer’s Creates Strain on Caregivers

By Lauran Neergaard | Saturday Sep 21, 2013
As the global population ages, dementia is placing enormous strain on families who provide the bulk of that care at least early on, and on national economies alike.