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Protecting elderly patients at risk of harm

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Screenshot of the elearning module [19/06/2015] Elder abuse is a serious and often unreported health issue. It is estimated that as many as 10 percent of hospital patients age 65 and over are victims of abuse. For every case that is reported, an estimated 23 cases are not.Protecting elderly patients at risk of harm - Read more

Older workers remain unemployed nearly 6 weeks longer

Photo: Elderly man working [17/06/2015] Results from a new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Psychology and University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management show that, compared to younger job seekers, older adults receive fewer job offers, search for weeks longer and are ultimately less likely to find re-employment after losing a job. The study is published by the journal Psychological Bulletin.Older workers remain unemployed nearly 6 weeks longer - Read more

Light-intensity exercise could prove beneficial to older adults

Photo: Older adults walking [15/06/2015] An easy walk, slow dancing, leisurely sports such as table tennis, household chores and other light-intensity exercise may be nearly as effective as moderate or vigorous exercise for older adults – if they get enough of that type of activity.Light-intensity exercise could prove beneficial to older adults - Read more

Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'

Photo: Elderly man with a tablet computer [01/06/2015] One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops. New Michigan State University research has found that the use of tablets does make it easier, breaking down some of the barriers that keep seniors from getting connected.Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide' - Read more

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

 
 

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