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Studying the Use of Mobile Phones among Elderly

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Photo: Elderly with a tablet [15/01/2014] Doris Bohman, senior lecturer in caring sciences at Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has received a scholarship to, along with fellow researchers from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and North-West University in South Africa, study how elderly people in South Africa use mobile phones and the role the mobile phone plays in the South African society.Studying the Use of Mobile Phones among Elderly - Read more

Mental Training Improves Seniors’ Cognition and Everyday Function

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Photo: Elderly man cooking [13/01/2014] Older adults who received as few as 10 sessions of mental (cognitive) training showed improvements in reasoning ability and speed-of-processing when compared with untrained controls participants as long as 10 years after the intervention.Mental Training Improves Seniors’ Cognition and Everyday Function - Read more

Exercise in Middle Age Protects against Muscle Weakness Later in Life

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [16/12/2013] A cross-sectional study by investigators from Tokyo University has found that exercising in middle age is a protective factor against sarcopenia and effective in maintaining muscle strength and physical performance.Exercise in Middle Age Protects against Muscle Weakness Later in Life - Read more

Nutrition: Dietary Supplement Use among Elderly People

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Photo: Elderly woman with an apple and a pill [11/12/2013] Many older people are ingesting too much magnesium and vitamin E in the form of dietary supplements. This was discovered by scientists of the Helmholtz Zentrum München in a population-based study.Nutrition: Dietary Supplement Use among Elderly People - Read more

Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident

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Photo: Elderly patient and doctor [04/12/2013] Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles.Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident - Read more

Intervention Helps Older Adults Prepare for Emergencies

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[06/11/2013] A University of Missouri researcher has found a way to help older adults who live independently better prepare for health emergencies.Intervention Helps Older Adults Prepare for Emergencies - Read more

Retirement Expert: Financial Planning Important for Non-Retirees

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Photo: Elderly couple and financial documents [28/10/2013] As older workers increasingly contemplate delaying retirement or putting it off entirely, they should also consider the financial-planning options available in Social Security, Medicare and employment-based retirement plans such as IRAs and 401(k) accounts, says a University of Illinois expert on taxation and retirement benefits.Retirement Expert: Financial Planning Important for Non-Retirees - Read more

Impact of Aging on Smart Phone Use to Be Examined

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[16/10/2013] Age-related difficulties in texting and emailing on smart phones will be investigated by a University of Strathclyde academic.Impact of Aging on Smart Phone Use to Be Examined - Read more

Dog's Mood Offers Insight into Owner's Health

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Photo: Dog and owner [11/10/2013] Monitoring a dog's behaviour could be used as an early warning sign that an older owner is struggling to cope or their health is deteriorating.Dog's Mood Offers Insight into Owner's Health - Read more

Long-Term Care Seniors at High Risk of Head Injuries

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[09/10/2013] A study by Simon Fraser University researchers has found seniors in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries – nearly 40 per cent of those who fall experience head impact.Long-Term Care Seniors at High Risk of Head Injuries - Read more

 
 

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