THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 -- Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds.
"Falls among men and women 65 and older are a common, costly and growing public health problem," said lead researcher Curtis Florence, a health economist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 -- As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease continues to rise, the role of caregivers has become increasingly important, a dementia expert notes.
"A good caretaker who understands the disease, its symptoms and progression is crucial to the overall well-being of people with Alzheimer's," Dr. Fred Kobylarz said in a news release from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He's a geriatrician and dementia expert at the school.