Gerontology & Geriatrics

Outlook on exercise may curb aging anxiety

Since 2011, roughly 10,000 people in the U.S. have turned 65 every day. The Baby Boomer generation and those born before 1946 make up the country's fastest growing age group, which is on track to outnumber children by 2035.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study puts a comically serious spin on loneliness in aged care

Two years ago, Monash sociologist Dr. Barbara Barbosa Neves and a group of researchers included an acclaimed Australian author as part of their team looking into loneliness among residents of Australian aged care homes.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study shows breakthrough COVID was rare among vaccinated seniors

A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Directors (JAMDA) found that the risk of severe COVID-19 illness among nursing home residents with complete vaccination are low. The study found that residents aged ...

Genetics

Researchers clarify role of blood cell mutations in disease

More than 10% of older adults develop somatic (non-inherited) mutations in blood stem cells that can trigger explosive, clonal expansions of abnormal cells, increasing the risk for blood cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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