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For Older Gays Who Might Re-enter the Closet, a Ball Invites Them Out

As Australia votes on same-sex marriage, a party honors gay, transgender and intersex people who helped pave the way for rights and recognition.

Wringing Cash From Life Insurance

Life-settlement providers purchase policies from older people who want the money now. Sometimes that’s a good idea — and sometimes not.

High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia

Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years.

Vision Loss and Aging

The Lighthouse Guild writes that adults need to be educated about the importance of routine eye exams.

A Child’s Death Brings ‘Trauma That Doesn’t Go Away’

Even more than other parents, the elderly struggle to recover from the death of a child.

Feel That Post-Recession Bounce? The Rich Feel It the Most

Low-wage workers and other groups largely left out early in the recovery did better from 2013 to 2016, a study shows, but the richest gained the most.

Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline

When the brain struggles to make sense of the world it may be less able to perform other important tasks.

Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s

Not all coders are from the millennial generation — older people, some of them retired or semiretired, are also learning technical languages.

Patient Voices: Alzheimer’s Disease

A slow decline in memory, an inability to complete simple tasks, the concern about long-term care - five men and women speak about living with and caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease.

German Court Fines 3 for Failing to Help Ailing Retiree in Bank

The defendants, who stepped over or around an unconscious 83-year-old man to make their way to an A.T.M., were fined $2,900 to $4,300.