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Older Drivers More Open to Talking about 'Driving Retirement'

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Photo: Elderly woman driving a car [05/06/2013] Clinicians often wait too long before talking to elderly patients about giving up driving even though many may be open to those discussions earlier, according to a new study.Older Drivers More Open to Talking about 'Driving Retirement' - Read more

Combating Loneliness in Old Age with a Virtual Friendship Coach

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Photo: Seniors with a smartphone [03/06/2013] The “Virtual Coach Reaches Out To Me” program, in short V2me, is meant to help the 65+ generation to find new friends, become more socially active, and stay mobile and mentally fit. Combating Loneliness in Old Age with a Virtual Friendship Coach - Read more

Smartphone Assistance Agent for Older People

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Photo: Smartphone app [24/05/2013] A new smartphone application, developed by scientists at the University of Ulster, which could help older people engage fully in an increasingly self-serve society, may be ready for use by the end of the year.Smartphone Assistance Agent for Older People - Read more

Elderly: Greater Risk for Alcohol Impairment than Teens

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Foto: Okder man with glass of wine [03/05/2013] An acute dose of alcohol may cause greater impairment in coordination, learning and memory in the elderly than in young people, according to a study by Baylor University. Elderly: Greater Risk for Alcohol Impairment than Teens - Read more

Elderly Are Happier if Their Earlier Life Has Been Happy

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Photo: Happy elderly people [05/04/2013] University of Granada researchers connect the present and past happiness of over 65s (men and women) with different personal and socio-demographic characteristics. Elderly Are Happier if Their Earlier Life Has Been Happy - Read more

Tackling Issues of Sexuality among People with Dementia

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[25/03/2013] Managing the delicate issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia is the focus of a new education resource produced by Griffith University researcher Cindy Jones.Tackling Issues of Sexuality among People with Dementia - Read more

Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion

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[18/03/2013] A new study has found a link between the activity levels of elderly people who have just been released from the hospital and the risk that they will require readmission within 30 days.Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion - Read more

Elderly Benefit from Home-Based DVD Exercise Program

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Photo: Elderly doing some fitness exercises [13/03/2013] Fitness DVDs are a multimillion-dollar business, and those targeting adults over the age of 55 are a major part of the market. With names like "Boomers on the Move," "Stronger Seniors" and "Ageless Yoga," the programs promise much, but few have ever been rigorously tested.Elderly Benefit from Home-Based DVD Exercise Program - Read more

Test-Taking Improves Learning for the Elderly

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Photo: Elderly man writing [11/03/2013] Older adults who haven't been in school for a while are as capable of learning from tests as younger adults and college students, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.Test-Taking Improves Learning for the Elderly - Read more

Stress Symptoms in Midlife Predict Old-Age Disability

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[25/02/2013] Recently published prospective cohort study by Jenni Kulmala and co-workers from the Gerontology Research Center (GEREC) at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, provides strong evidence that perceived work-related stress in midlife predicts functional limitations and disability later in old age.Stress Symptoms in Midlife Predict Old-Age Disability - Read more