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Record Number of Older Adults Completing Living Wills

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[02/04/2014] A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System.Record Number of Older Adults Completing Living Wills - Read more

Independent Living for Seniors

Today’s seniors no longer just fit the image of an old person with a walker. Many people from the baby boomer generation are in great health. They are well connected – offline and online. And they get involved in things that are close to their hearts.Independent Living for Seniors - Read more

Senior Experts: Professional and Life Experience from One Source

For many seniors, so-called retirement is not automatically associated with stagnancy and inactivity. The number of volunteers increases steadily, because many people can benefit from the valuable experiences individuals garnered during their professional life. This is why so-called senior experts like to pass their knowledge on to where it is urgently needed.Senior Experts: Professional and Life Experience from One Source - Read more

Senior Models: “Their Presence Shapes Our Image of Old Age“

Fun loving and competent – more and more companies present themselves this way in advertising. Yet when the advertising campaign is meant to appeal to a more mature target audience, many are still struggling with the images they have in their mind of aging. This is when models of a similar age are in demand. But are there actually any models over the age of 50?Senior Models: “Their Presence Shapes Our Image of Old Age“ - Read more

Can a Treadmill Help Seniors Avoid Falls?

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Photo: Woman demonstrating treadmill training [24/03/2014] Clive Pai believes people can be trained not to fall. The professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute of Aging to develop a computerized treadmill program that could be used in physical therapy offices to prevent falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.Can a Treadmill Help Seniors Avoid Falls? - Read more

For Older Drivers One Drink May Be One too Many

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Photo: Older woman drinking wine [10/03/2014] You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you're 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard enough to make you a dangerous driver.For Older Drivers One Drink May Be One too Many - Read more

Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk

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[05/03/2014] How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia.Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk - Read more

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