Learning new skills and keeping an open mind are key to staying creative into old age, scientists say.
D.C.’s Alzheimer death rate trails the national average, but more needs to be done, agency report says.
Event marking Sandy Hook shootings anniversary will commemorate over 30,000 killed since school slaying.
District old-timers complain of feeling squeezed out by the city’s new wave of young hipsters.
Unable to communicate with relatives hit by Typhoon Haiyan, expats collect donations and pray for loved ones.
Musicians, men in their 20s and 30s who had moved to the U.S. to work freely, were role models in Iran
Two local groups won this year’s Purpose Prize, which focuses on careers in the second half of life.
Selected by AARP as best place for workers over 50, the institutes offer camaraderie and scientific discovery.
Families with single parents and higher rates of divorce rely more on grandparents to care for kids.
New genes identified with Alzheimer’s could lead to new drug therapies in coming years
Curing disease not enough; hormone manipulation and cell removal show promise for living longer, healthier
As they age, lesbians, gays men, bisexuals and transgendered people cite discrimination from caregivers.
Mother of woman killed by police said her daughter suffered from the condition, news report says.
Government employees head to work on Monday wondering if it will be their last day for a while.
Mayor’s office blames lack of federal funding for slowed effort in helping those with disabilities get housing.
Study finds a high incidence of teachers among patients who report losing words and speech skills.
Grandparents and retirees are increasingly ignoring the stigma and getting tattoos.
Americans are living longer than ever, and over two thirds of those over 65 will need long-term care
Michael Arnold, 59, retired Navy officer, had a passion for ships and planes.
The monthly Beacon newspaper is the largest-circulation publication for senior readers in the D.C. area.
Tara Bahrampour, a staff writer based in Washington, D.C., writes about aging and mental health. A staff writer for the Washington Post since 2004, she has reported for the Post from Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, and the republic of Georgia. She has also covered immigration and education for the Post, and she is the author of To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America, a memoir about revolution and growing up between two cultures.