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Fit elderly fall as much as their couch-potato peers

Photo: Elderly people during strength training [23/12/2015] Even if older people are active, they need to work specifically on their balance to reduce their risk of falling, according to new research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Department of Psychology.Fit elderly fall as much as their couch-potato peers - Read more

Staying healthy while getting older

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Several elderly people together [23/12/2015] Many senior citizens do not feel old, but they may still feel uncertain about certain aspects of ageing. To enable older people to stay healthy for as long as possible, the Institute of Psychogerontology (IPG) at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is launching a new model for individual consultation linked to academic research.Staying healthy while getting older - Read more

Orchestra helps boost confidence and mood for those with dementia

Photo: Orchestra [16/12/2015] A special orchestra for people with dementia has helped boost their confidence and mood, according to a new research project. The orchestra group has been set up by the Bournemouth University Dementia Institute (BUDI) in Dorset to create a sense of community among participants and also includes professional musicians, carers and students.Orchestra helps boost confidence and mood for those with dementia - Read more

Research advances definition of person-centered care for older adults

Graphic: Definition of person-centered care [16/12/2015] Putting people at the center of their own health care may seem intuitive, but it is an approach that is not widely practiced in the medical community. An interprofessional panel of eldercare experts released findings from a research project to better define 'person-centered care' and its key elements. Research advances definition of person-centered care for older adults - Read more

Home-delivered meals reduce loneliness

Photo: Man receiving a home-delivered meal [11/12/2015] When Congress passed the Older Americans Act in 1965 to support elderly people who were struggling to continue to live at home, a major plank of the legislation provided for home delivery of meals to ensure their adequate nutrition. In the midst of the holiday season, a study confirms another benefit: a significant reduction in their feelings of loneliness.Home-delivered meals reduce loneliness - Read more

Exercise program in senior centers helps improve mobility

Photo: Elderly women exercising [09/11/2015] It may seem counterintuitive that exercise could help people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, but a new study finds that a low-impact exercise program is improving quality of life for many older adults with these conditions.Exercise program in senior centers helps improve mobility - Read more

Lifestyle change could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s

Photo: Elderly couple cooking in the kitchen [28/10/2015] Changes in lifestyle could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. That was the conclusion of a study conducted by researchers of Heidelberg University’s Network Aging Research (NAR), who examined the data from two independent epidemiological studies. Lifestyle change could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s - Read more

Helping older drivers: International award for QUT optometry researcher

Photo: Joanne Wood [19/10/2015] One of the world's leading experts on visual impairment, ageing and driving, Queensland University of Technology QUT's Professor Joanne Wood, has won the "Nobel Prize" of international optometry for her work.Helping older drivers: International award for QUT optometry researcher - Read more

A rolling stone gathers no moss – why strength training keeps healthy until old age

Most people drasticly reduce their sports activities at latest in their forties. Reasons are plenty, even if it is just one´s weaker self that gains the upper hand. To keep a self-determined living as long as possible and to make use of the positive effects of training one can get lots of inspiration at REHACARE 2015.A rolling stone gathers no moss – why strength training keeps healthy until old age - Read more

New wearable technology for smart homes and elder care

Photo: MagnifiSense research prototype [28/09/2015] A new wearable technology developed at the University of Washington called MagnifiSense can sense what devices and vehicles the user interacts with throughout the day, which can help track that individual's carbon footprint, enable smart home applications or even assist with elder care.New wearable technology for smart homes and elder care - Read more

 
 

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