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Record Number of Older Adults Completing Living Wills

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[02/04/2014] A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System.Record Number of Older Adults Completing Living Wills - Read more

April 2014: New View of Age

Old, ill and frail – these are the attributes still most of us connect with age. But today’s older people are fitter than ever before. After quitting their active occupational life, many of them do not only sit around in boredom: They work in voluntary capacities or work as a model for advertising campaigns. That’s why REHACARE.de shows you in the Topic of the Month April a New View of Age.April 2014: New View of Age - Read more

Independent Living for Seniors

Today’s seniors no longer just fit the image of an old person with a walker. Many people from the baby boomer generation are in great health. They are well connected – offline and online. And they get involved in things that are close to their hearts.Independent Living for Seniors - Read more

Senior Models: “Their Presence Shapes Our Image of Old Age“

Fun loving and competent – more and more companies present themselves this way in advertising. Yet when the advertising campaign is meant to appeal to a more mature target audience, many are still struggling with the images they have in their mind of aging. This is when models of a similar age are in demand. But are there actually any models over the age of 50?Senior Models: “Their Presence Shapes Our Image of Old Age“ - Read more

Lower IQ in Teen Years Increases Risk of Early-Onset Dementia

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[12/03/2014] Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age of 60. This is shown in a recent study encompassing more than one million Swedish men.Lower IQ in Teen Years Increases Risk of Early-Onset Dementia - Read more

For Older Drivers One Drink May Be One too Many

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Photo: Older woman drinking wine [10/03/2014] You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you're 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard enough to make you a dangerous driver.For Older Drivers One Drink May Be One too Many - Read more

Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk

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[05/03/2014] How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia.Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk - Read more

Report Calls for Abolition of Fixed Retirement Age

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Photo: Eldery man working [24/02/2014] A report led by a professor at the University of Southampton recommends the worldwide removal of the fixed or default retirement age (DRA).Report Calls for Abolition of Fixed Retirement Age - Read more

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

 
 

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