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Video games in care homes

Photo: Old woman and man playing video games [29/04/2015] Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research.Video games in care homes - Read more

Improving older people’s oral health

Photo: Elderly man brushing his teeth [20/04/2015] Toothaches and mouth problems in elderly people are to be tackled in a health initiative launched this month. The Improving the Oral Health of Older Persons Initiative (IOHOPI), led by Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex, has been informed by research by Dr Paul Newton’s research into the experiences of older patients and their carers.Improving older people’s oral health - Read more

Strength training still advisable in older age

Photo: Elderly people during strength training [15/04/2015] The Healthy For Life project, with the MedUni Vienna as the academic lead, aims to raise fitness levels and quality of life for older people whose nutritional condition is inadequate. The first results show that regular strength training is particularly beneficial for increasing hand strength, and thus enabling people to live independently.Strength training still advisable in older age - Read more

Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged

Photo: Elderly man working [13/04/2015] The age to receive full Social Security benefits should be closer to 70, according to a report published in the journal Daedalus. Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged - Read more

Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago

Photo: Elderly happy man playing cards [27/03/2015] Older adults today show higher levels of cognitive functioning and well-being than older adults of the same age 20 years ago. This has been found in a collaborative study among several research institutions in Berlin, including the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago - Read more

Changing lighting for aging eyes

Photo: Elderly man reading [25/03/2015] Lighting becomes more important as people age. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), with each passing year, everyone requires more light to see properly.Changing lighting for aging eyes - Read more

Osteoarthritis patients will benefit from jumping exercise

Photo: Knee of an elderly woman [09/03/2015] Progressive high-impact training improved the patellar cartilage quality of the postmenopausal women who may be at risk of osteoporosis (bone loss) as well as at risk of osteoarthritis. This was found out in the study carry out in the Department of Health Sciences at University of Jyväskylä, Finland.Osteoarthritis patients will benefit from jumping exercise - Read more

Unexpected outcomes for elderly couples who stop driving

Photo: Elderly man driving a car [02/03/2015] When the elderly become unable to drive, due to age or deteriorating health, their emotional well-being can decline as a result of being unable to maintain social relationships or work schedules that require travel by car. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that even if just one member of a couple stops driving, negative consequences result for both the driver and non-driver. Unexpected outcomes for elderly couples who stop driving - Read more

"Comprehensive accessibility would benefit all of us"

Photo: Hedwig Reiffs with a visitor and a wheelchair driver What is it like when you have to manage everyday life in a wheelchair? And what effects do age-related limitations have on mobility? Interested parties can experience this with the help of a wheelchair course and an age simulation suit. REHACARE.de spoke with Hedwig Reiffs from the Self-Help Organization of Physically Disabled Persons Bonn, who recently attended this kind of adventure day."Comprehensive accessibility would benefit all of us" - Read more

How negative stereotyping affects older people

Photo: Older people in cafe [04/02/2015] The most comprehensive analysis to date of research on the effect of negative stereotypes on older people's abilities has concluded that these stereotypes create a significant problem for that demographic.How negative stereotyping affects older people - Read more

 
 

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