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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

Love and intimacy in old age

Photo: Elderly man kissing his wife [30/01/2015] Older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research.Love and intimacy in old age - Read more

Playing catch can improve balance, prevent falls in seniors

Photo: Senior playing ball with a boy [23/01/2015] The simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Playing catch can improve balance, prevent falls in seniors - Read more

Hearing-aid intervention helps individuals gradually adjust to devices

Photo: Woman talks to elderly woman holding a hearing-aid [21/01/2015] Now, a University of Missouri researcher has developed an intervention that helps older adults gradually increase their hearing-aid use and satisfaction with the devices.Hearing-aid intervention helps individuals gradually adjust to devices - Read more

Care-O-Bot: Robots as multifunctional helpers

Photo: Service robot gives a rose to a woman [16/01/2015] Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have now developed a new service robot: the fourth generation of the "Care-O-Bot". While its predecessors from 1998 onwards were used primarily in the development of technological fundamentals, the Care-O-bot 4 is a modular product family providing the basis for commercial service robot solutions.Care-O-Bot: Robots as multifunctional helpers - Read more

 
 

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