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Nearly half of older adults have care needs

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [17/09/2014] Nearly half of older adults – 18 million people – have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and the Urban Institute analyzed data from a national sample of older adults drawn from Medicare enrollment files. In all, 8,245 people were included in the 2011 the National Health and Aging Trends Study.Nearly half of older adults have care needs - Read more

The value of being old in different societies

Photo: Group of people of all ages [08/09/2014] People aged 70 and over who identify themselves as 'old' feel worse about their own health in societies where they perceive they have lower value than younger age groups.The value of being old in different societies - Read more

Nutritional research helps improve care home menus

Photo: Two people cooking [03/09/2014] Nutritional expertise at Northumbria University, Newcastle has helped enhance the menus of a prestigious care provider. Hadrian Healthcare Group commissioned research by Carole Marshall, a registered nutritionist at Northumbria, to identify how their meals could provide improved nutrition and hydration for their residents.Nutritional research helps improve care home menus - Read more

Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier

Photo: Elderly woman laughing [03/09/2014] Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost. A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, is the first to take a broad-brush look at all the available peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of formal volunteering for older adults.Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier - Read more

"Living together in Schammatdorf is as colorful and multifaceted as our society"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[01/09/2014] There are many concepts for togetherness and leading a self-determined life. Many of them are still in theory, but several of them are already a reality – like the Schammatdorf in Trier, Germany, for instance. Young and old as well as people with and without disabilities live together in this venue. Differences are irrelevant in this well-connected neighborhood."Living together in Schammatdorf is as colorful and multifaceted as our society" - Read more

Leading an accessible and self-determined life in the quarter

The curb is too high, branches dim streetlights and there are barely any seating accommodations in the neighborhood. Our environment still has many large and small barriers that most fellow human beings only notice when they get older and usually when it directly applies to them. So-called living quarter design concepts address options to sustainably design living spaces.Leading an accessible and self-determined life in the quarter - Read more

Living concepts: Living like you want to

Living with each other versus next to each other. This is what more and more people would like, regardless of their age group. Especially in major cities however, this appears to be no longer practical in established apartment buildings. This is why many people increasingly consider new living arrangements – often far away from usual patterns and traditional family structures.Living concepts: Living like you want to - Read more

Poor hearing confines older adults to their homes

Photo: Elderly people talking with each other [19/08/2014] Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology Research Center.Poor hearing confines older adults to their homes - Read more

App to help elderly people get around on public transport

Photo: Demonstration of the app [25/07/2014] Getting around in a town or city is a necessity in order to carry out everyday tasks. However, knowing which is the most convenient bus to get to the centre or when you have to change buses is not always a straightforward task. This is now much easier for elderly people because the Tecnalia research centre has produced an app that offers the best alternative by providing clear information.App to help elderly people get around on public transport - Read more

Elderly: Highest risk for outdoor falls is walking out of necessity

Photo: Elderly person with a wheeled walker [21/07/2014] Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from University of Massachusetts Medical School.Elderly: Highest risk for outdoor falls is walking out of necessity - Read more