Topics :: 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.

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.

Report Finds Aging US Faces Crisis in Cancer Care

By Lauran Neergaard | Thursday Sep 12, 2013
The U.S. is facing a crisis in how to deliver cancer care, as the baby boomers reach their tumor-prone years and doctors have a hard time keeping up with complex new treatments.

Low Estrogen May Play Role in ’Male Menopause’

By Marilynn Marchione | Thursday Sep 12, 2013
V ads tout testosterone treatments for "low T," but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age: estrogen.

Surprising Skin Aging Antagonists: Face the Facts

Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
Doing the wrong thing can certainly speed up your skin’s aging process, and you might be surprised at what some of those no-no’s are. Here are five ways to ensure you continue to put your best face forward.

Top Dermatologist Provides Tips to Prevent Wrinkles

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012
The beauty industry is filled with products and "miracle" creams promising to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But prior to reversing damage, you must take note of preventative measures. Why not work to prevent wrinkles instead of waiting for them?