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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

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

 
 

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