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Loneliness Is a Major Health Risk for Older Adults

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Photo: Old woman sitting on a bank [21/02/2014] Feeling extreme loneliness can increase an older person's chances of premature death by 14 percent, according to research by John Cacioppo, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.Loneliness Is a Major Health Risk for Older Adults - Read more

Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living

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Photo: Sensor box registering falls [17/02/2014] Single seniors lead a risky life: after a fall, they often lie on the floor several hours before their awkward predicament is discovered. A sensor system detects these emergency situations automatically and sends an emergency signal.Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living - Read more

Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents

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Photo: Nurse with an elderly woman [05/02/2014] Telemedicine used at nursing homes during hours when doctors are not typically present is a viable way to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, according to research.Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents - Read more

Mental Training Improves Seniors’ Cognition and Everyday Function

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Photo: Elderly man cooking [13/01/2014] Older adults who received as few as 10 sessions of mental (cognitive) training showed improvements in reasoning ability and speed-of-processing when compared with untrained controls participants as long as 10 years after the intervention.Mental Training Improves Seniors’ Cognition and Everyday Function - Read more

Elderly: Exercise Program Helps Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [08/11/2013] Collaborative study reveals novel finding that aerobic exercise results in increased hippocampal volume, increased connectivity and improved memory in persons with Multiple Sclerosis.Elderly: Exercise Program Helps Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility - Read more

Intervention Helps Older Adults Prepare for Emergencies

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[06/11/2013] A University of Missouri researcher has found a way to help older adults who live independently better prepare for health emergencies.Intervention Helps Older Adults Prepare for Emergencies - Read more

Hybrid Cars Are a Status Symbol of Sorts for Seniors

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[04/11/2013] Prestige, price and quality are major influences on older people's decisions to buy 'pro-environment' vehicles, researchers say. Paying extra bucks to "go green" in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study.Hybrid Cars Are a Status Symbol of Sorts for Seniors - Read more

Retirement Expert: Financial Planning Important for Non-Retirees

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Photo: Elderly couple and financial documents [28/10/2013] As older workers increasingly contemplate delaying retirement or putting it off entirely, they should also consider the financial-planning options available in Social Security, Medicare and employment-based retirement plans such as IRAs and 401(k) accounts, says a University of Illinois expert on taxation and retirement benefits.Retirement Expert: Financial Planning Important for Non-Retirees - Read more

Dog's Mood Offers Insight into Owner's Health

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Photo: Dog and owner [11/10/2013] Monitoring a dog's behaviour could be used as an early warning sign that an older owner is struggling to cope or their health is deteriorating.Dog's Mood Offers Insight into Owner's Health - Read more

Meals for More Seniors Could Save some States Money

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Photo: Man with food [09/10/2013] Home-delivered meals bring not only food to seniors but also the opportunity to remain in their homes. Meals for More Seniors Could Save some States Money - Read more

 
 

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