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Low levels of dietary vitamins linked to frailty in older adults

August 26, 2019

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College have shown in the largest study…
For dying patients, early plans can improve quality of life

June 10, 2019

Researchers encourage more conversation, better documentation of wishes. Careful documentation of a hospice patient’s end-of-life wishes – and…
Robots created with 3D printers could be caring for those in golden years

April 9, 2019

Purdue University researchers have developed a new design method to create soft robots that may help in caregiving…
Older people less anxious, more active and less likely to fall in retirement communities

March 27, 2019

A new report shows older people benefit from improved physical and mental health in retirement communities, resulting in…
Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active

March 14, 2019

While walking a dog provides older Americans with a valuable outlet for regular, physical activity, a Penn Medicine…
Many Older Adults, Especially Those with Health Issues, Feel Isolated

March 7, 2019

One in 4 older adults say they feel isolated from other people at least some of the time,…
Older caregivers report worse well-being when providing minimal assistance

January 24, 2019

Providing less than an hour of help to an elderly person can take a surprising emotional toll on…
When deciding to care for aging parents, affection trumps blame

January 11, 2019

It is often expected that as parents age, the children they once cared for will need to care…
How Medical Alert Systems Work: An Easy Way to Save the Elderly

November 30, 2018

In recent years, various technological advancements have emerged to improve elderly care. Even if seniors are not placed…
Older adults being overprescribed sedatives

October 1, 2018

Older adults in Canada are being overprescribed benzodiazepines and other sedative-hypnotic drugs with brand names such as Ativan,…
UI College of Public Health joins study to help reduce falls among elderly Iowans

September 26, 2018

Injuries from falling cause a significant number of deaths among older Iowans, and the University of Iowa has…
New toolkit to assess musculoskeletal health in older people

September 18, 2018

A research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool proposes a set of measurements that can be used as…
Sometimes rescuing is not an option – doctors should focus on providing comfort to dying elderly

August 23, 2018

What has a beginning always has an end. It is the case with life itself – we‘re all…
The Best Advice for Seniors Looking to Age in Place in a Digital World

August 22, 2018

The general population is growing older, and most seniors want to remain in their homes through their golden…
Take care of aging loved ones across the miles

May 27, 2018

Helping a senior loved one with their daily activities can be difficult even when you live nearby, but…
Frailty a bigger predictor of post-surgery outcomes than age

February 26, 2018

Being frail or vulnerable were stronger predictors of post-operative outcomes than age, according to a comprehensive study by…
Game Changer for People with Impaired Hearing

October 30, 2017

For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy…
How Technology is Helping to Improve Dementia Care

October 13, 2017

When it comes to aging, there is one fear that haunts us all: developing serious conditions like Alzheimer’s…
Hospice care is short and may start later than needed

September 13, 2017

Older adults are admitted to hospice for short duration despite experiencing symptoms months prior to the end of…
New Study on Ketamine for Depression Shows ‘Remarkable’ Results

July 27, 2017

Ketamine, discovered in 1962 and mostly used as a horse tranquiliser and illicit recreational drug, has recently come…
Dementia patients may die sooner if family caregivers are mentally stressed

June 28, 2017

Patients with dementia may actually die sooner if their family caregivers are mentally stressed, according to a new…
Worker-owned cooperatives may help address elder care deficit

January 9, 2017

A growing elder care shortage could be eased by worker-owned cooperatives, a little-used business model that also improves…
Care home dementia study finds failure to reduce antipsychotic prescribing

September 22, 2016

The research – co-authored by Dr Tom Palmer, Lecturer in Medical Statistics at Lancaster University, and led by…
Assisted-living facilities do not provide all the rights and freedom they should

August 14, 2016

Everyone needs some moments of privacy, but not everyone is given them. At a certain age and with…
Volunteering has benefits for mental health of older people

August 11, 2016

Volunteering, doing good to others without any payment, is extremely good way to spend you free time. It…
Study shows a rising, but uneven, tide of in-home care for disabled seniors

July 13, 2016

More seniors are getting help from family, friends and hired helpers to keep them in their homes, despite…
Residents of long-term care homes usually suffer from B12 deficiency

January 20, 2016

B12 vitamin is important for haematopoiesis and for healthy nervous system. However, maintaining good levels of B12 is…
Free public transport for seniors is crucial for their wellbeing

January 13, 2016

Seniors are one of the most respected groups in societies all over the world. Usually they pay less…
Palliative care expert informs new Quality of Death Index

October 7, 2015

A Lancaster researcher has been a key advisor on the new Quality of Death Index, published by the…
Technology allows patients, caregivers to manage care with less stress

August 4, 2015

There’s no substitute for good communication when it comes to managing chronic health problems like heart failure, diabetes…
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