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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

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

 
 

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