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Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly

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[09/09/2013] University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices.Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly - Read more

Stressful Life Events Significantly Raise the Risk of Falls in Older Men

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Photo: Elderly man walking [04/09/2013] A study of around 5,000 older men has shown that stressful life events such as death of a loved one, or serious financial problems, significantly raised the risk of falls in the year following the incident.Stressful Life Events Significantly Raise the Risk of Falls in Older Men - Read more

Personal Goals May Facilitate or Hinder Older Adults’ Striving for Exercise

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Photo: Elderly woman exercising [02/09/2013] Although exercise may significantly promote healthy aging, many older adults remain sedentary. Based on a study conducted in the Gerontology Research Center at the University of Jyväskylä, one reason for this may lie behind older adults’ personal goals.Personal Goals May Facilitate or Hinder Older Adults’ Striving for Exercise - Read more

Emergency Rooms Failing to Meet Seniors' Needs

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Photo: Old woman in a hospital [21/08/2013] Emergency departments are not meeting the needs of senior citizens, according to a new international study. Emergency Rooms Failing to Meet Seniors' Needs - Read more

Hip Protectors with a Sporty Look

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Photo: Old woman with hip protector [16/08/2013] Norwegian researchers have developed a hip protector in a sporty design. Its looks are intended to appeal to the older people of today – who are quite particular about what they will wear.Hip Protectors with a Sporty Look - Read more

Strong Grandparent-Adult Grandchild Relationships Reduce Depression for Both

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Photo: Grandparents with adult grandchild [12/08/2013] A new study shows that grandparents and grandchildren have real, measurable effects on each other's psychological well-being long into grandchildren's adulthood.Strong Grandparent-Adult Grandchild Relationships Reduce Depression for Both - Read more

Elderly: Vitamin D Supplements Could Help Prevent Mobility Problems

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Photo: Elderly man eats an apple [09/08/2013] Vitamin D-deficient older individuals are more likely to struggle with everyday tasks such as dressing or climbing stairs, according to a recent study by The Endocrine Society.Elderly: Vitamin D Supplements Could Help Prevent Mobility Problems - Read more

Study Tracks Depression in Seniors and Ethnic Groups

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[05/08/2013] Major depression is a serious public health problem among older adults in the United States, but tends to affect ethnic groups differently, finds new research led by a Michigan State University (MSU) scholar.Study Tracks Depression in Seniors and Ethnic Groups - Read more

Testing the Power of Music to Improve Senior Health

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Photo: Choir of elderly people [10/07/2013] A new research project is exploring whether singing in a community choir can provide tangible health advantages to older adults.Testing the Power of Music to Improve Senior Health - Read more

Elderly: Frequent Binge Drinking Is Associated with Insomnia Symptoms

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Photo: Elderly women drinking alcohol [08/07/2013] A new study suggests that frequent binge drinking is associated with insomnia symptoms in older adults.Elderly: Frequent Binge Drinking Is Associated with Insomnia Symptoms - Read more

 
 
 
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