May 16, 2011 Middle-aged musicians scored better on hearing tests than people who didn't play instruments. How we use our senses and brains can shape the people we become, a researcher says.
May 11, 2011 About 14 percent of elderly nursing homes residents receive a so-called atypical antipsychotic medicine despite an increased risk of death when the medicines are used to manage dementia in older people.
March 29, 2011 Postponing Medicare eligibility by a couple of years could save the federal government billions of dollars. But the savings would be overshadowed by increased costs of health care for employers, individuals and other programs.
March 28, 2011 A funeral company in the UK conducted a survey, and found it seems it's true that "you're only as old as you feel," and for women, that means getting old way before their time. Men, meanwhile, don't feel over the hill till much later.
March 25, 2011 Zostavax, a vaccine against shingles, is now approved for people 50 to 59 years old. The vaccine, given in a single shot, was previously for use in people 60 years and older.
March 16, 2011 A new study finds that older adults have trouble multitasking, while young people are pretty good at it. Older people might rethink how many things they try to do while crossing busy streets.
February 14, 2011 Today on Talk of the Nation, guest host Rebecca Roberts talks with guests about the significance of developments in Egypt, the possible demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, How We Age and President Obama's 2012 budget.