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Risk Of Mental Health Disorders Higher For Adults Living Alone, Study Finds

A new study claimed that living alone may cause mental health disorders. Loneliness caused by lack of social relationships is said to be the triggering factor in the possibility of developing mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2019

Elderly People Can Protect Their Aging Brain From Dementia With Housework, Exercise

Physical activities can protect older adults' brain from dementia. Intense activities and exercises are highly beneficial but light activities such as doing house chores can still provide benefit.

Public Health January 17, 2019

These Energy-Recycling Stairs Make Climbing A Breeze

Researchers have developed energy-recycling stairs that can help the elderly and disabled individuals who have difficulty negotiating stairs. Here's how these assistive stairs work.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2017

Taking Aspirin Daily May Be Deadly For Elderly: Study

Long-term daily intake of aspirin may lead to internal bleeding for elderly patients aged 75 and above, a new study suggests. Researchers recommend prescribing proton pump inhibitors to offset the negative side effect.

Medicine June 14, 2017

High-Intensity Interval Training Combats Aging Process In The Elderly: Study

A new study touts high-intensity interval training or HIIT as a potential tool to combat cellular aging in the elderly. Find out how this exercise stops aging, on top of other benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2017

31 Million Older Americans Do Not Exercise Enough: CDC

One in every four American adults aged 50 and above do not get enough exercise, a new CDC study suggests. Doing so puts them at risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers said.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

86-Year-Old Woman Rescued After Being Left Behind In Dialysis Clinic

An 86-year-old grandmother was left behind in a dialysis center in Massachusetts on Saturday, Aug. 13, after the clinic closed for the day. The elderly woman was later rescued by firefighters after staying in a dark room for three hours.

August 15, 2016

Just 15 Minutes Of Exercise May Extend Life Span

In a new French study, just 15 minutes of physical fitness in elderly individuals translated to reduced mortality risk. Who says low exercise levels are useless?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2016

Elderly Polish Tourists Use Computer To Buy Online Tickets to London Club, Then Rave To EDM Till 5 A.M.

An elderly Polish couple purchased tickets to one of London’s hottest nightclubs online. The tourists, both in their 70s, proceeded to rave and party to house music until 5 a.m.

Life & Style May 21, 2016

Here Are The Best And Worst US States To Grow Old

Caring.com has released its report on the 10 best and worst states to grow old, taking into consideration quality of life, health care, and finance. Which ones offer the best senior health care costs and assisted living choices?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2016

Hearing Aid May Potentially Boost Cognitive Function In Older Adults

Researchers revealed that hearing aids may potentially boost cognitive function among older adults. They suggest that hearing aids should be strongly recommended to help reduce cognitive impairments of elders.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2016

Most People Over 90 At Peace With Dying: Study

A new study in the United Kingdom revealed that most people aged 90 and above are at peace with dying. The report also found that the elderly are willing to talk about dying, but are seldom asked about it.

Life April 7, 2016

Forget Superman: Meet This 78-Year-Old Super Grandma Who Can Deadlift 225 Pounds

Shirley Webb, 78, made headlines as she deadlifts 225 pounds in a video posted in Instagram. She is expected to set an American record of 260 pounds in June.

Life March 31, 2016

Many Seniors Take Dangerous Combinations Of Medicines And Supplements

Seniors are predisposed to the dangerous effects of drug combinations. Taking too many medicines and supplements aggravates the serious health risks they face at their age.

Life March 22, 2016

Women Live Longer But Suffer From More Disabilities Than Men

A new study found that women are outliving men, but these extra years are spent with disabilities.

Life March 18, 2016

97-Year-Old Woman Facing Eviction Dies At Home

It seems like 97-year-old lady named Marie Hatch from California loved her home so much, she died there in the midst of impending eviction. She may have died of respiratory virus but her lawyers would like to continue fighting for her.

Life March 5, 2016

Effects Of Loneliness Comparable To Consequences Of Smoking, Obesity

The effects of loneliness are as costly and devastating as the consequences of smoking and obesity, experts said. Addressing the issue of loneliness is as important as treating physical conditions.

Life February 1, 2016

Elderly People Are Dangerous Drivers: Over-65s React Slowly When Distracted

A new study revealed that people who are aged 65 years old and above are less safe while driving because of their declining eyesight. In different trials, elderly people were assessed regarding how they process visual information.

Life October 26, 2015

Mediterranean Diet Can Give You Healthier, Younger Brain: Study

The Mediterranean diet may be the secret to having a younger and healthier brain. MRI scans of older adults on this diet show they have higher brain volumes than those who are not.

Life October 22, 2015

Self-Driving Taxis Will Hit The Roads Next Year In Japan: Fully Operational By 2020?

Self-driving cars will soon be hitting the roads of Japan next year. The country aims to commercialize driverless transport service by 2020 if the experiment on using the service initially to 50 people in an area near Tokyo proves to be successful.

FUTURE TECH October 2, 2015

Healthy Body Could Translate To Healthy Brain In Older Adults: Study

A new study shows improved executive functions in the brain of older people with better cardiorespiratory health.

Life September 15, 2015

99-Year-Old Woman Graduates From College And Here's Her Advice For You

At 99 years old, Doreetha Daniels graduated from college with an associate degree in social sciences.

Internet Culture June 9, 2015

Moderate Amounts Of Alcohol Can Cause Heart Problems For Elders

Elderly women who engage in moderate drinking have been found to be more prone to the harmful effects of alcohol than men of the same age, according to a recent study by Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Life May 28, 2015

Even Moderate Drinking May Be Damaging Our Hearts As We Age, Study Finds

In senior citizens, even what is considered 'moderate' drinking may be harmful to heart health, researchers say. Elderly women are particularly sensitive to the toxic effects of alcohol, they add.

Life May 27, 2015

Woman From Michigan Is World's Oldest Person At 116

Jeralean Talley from Inkster, Michigan is officially the world's oldest person.

Society May 25, 2015

Use Of Walking Aids Going Up For Elder Americans

The use of walking aids is on the rise amongst elderly Americans. The demand for walking aids is expected to double in the U.S. by 2050.

Life May 7, 2015

YouTuber Pranks Grandmother Into Thinking She's Getting Arrested - On Her Birthday

After years and years of spoiling us as kids, it's only fair that grandmothers get some love and affection in return. Or, you could spend their birthday tricking them into thinking they're about to be arrested!

Internet Culture April 30, 2015

New Report Says 'Loneliness Maps' May Help Identify People Prone To Isolation

Loneliness among older citizens is becoming a cause of concern in the UK. A network of individuals and organizations aims to address the issues of loneliness and social isolation in communities.

Life April 9, 2015

Elderly Dementia Patients Found To Be Overusing Antipsychotics

A report released by the Government Accountability Office revealed that anti-psychotic drugs were being over-prescribed to senior citizens suffering from dementia.

Life March 4, 2015

Elderly Breast Cancer Patients May Have Little to Gain from Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy has little effectiveness on elderly breast cancer patients over 70 years old. Physicians should weigh the effectiveness with the harmful effects of the therapy before starting the treatment.

Life December 11, 2014

Drinking alcohol boosts memory for senior citizens, study suggests

A new multi-university study shows that moderate alcohol consumption by senior citizens over the age of 60 could stimulate the part of the brain responsible for the ability for recalling memories.

Internet Culture October 23, 2014

MRI scans spot dementia signs before symptoms appear

Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, could be diagnosed by MRI well before symptoms appear, according to new research.

Life October 7, 2014

Why can't older adults stay asleep throughout the night?

A group of researchers identify a loss of certain neurons in the brain that happens when we age, explaining why older people have more sleep problems than their younger counterparts.

Internet Culture August 20, 2014

Parents of girls, rejoice! Daughters are more attentive to elderly parents, study says

Daughters spent twice as much time on average than sons caring for their elderly parents according to a new study. Researchers found an almost seven hour difference a month in elderly parent care between daughters and sons.

Life August 19, 2014

Britain will have 500,000 centenarians by 2066 and its hospitals should be ready

A new study shows that centenarians in the UK need better nursing homes and planned health services so they won't always have to be admitted to the hospital in the last weeks of their life. This could significantly lower the cost to the NHS.

Life June 8, 2014

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