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You Are Never too Old for Sports

Being healthy! That’s what many elderly people wish. They also know that sport and exercise have a great influence on the physical well-being. What’s left is the decision, which form of sport is the right one for you.You Are Never too Old for Sports - Read more

Driving Cessation Hinders Aging Adults' Volunteer and Work Lives

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Photo: Elderly woman driving a car [30/09/2013] For many senior drivers, it is only a matter of time before they are forced to give up their car keys due to failing eyesight or other health issues. Now, University of Missouri researchers have studied how aging adults' driving cessation influences their work and social lives.Driving Cessation Hinders Aging Adults' Volunteer and Work Lives - Read more

Tailoring Diabetes Treatment to Older Patients Yields Dramatic Results

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[30/09/2013] More than a quarter of over 70s with type 2 diabetes could benefit simply from improving communication and education in the clinic, new research has revealed. A study led by the University of Exeter Medical School found that 27 percent achieved better glycaemic control through individualised care alone.Tailoring Diabetes Treatment to Older Patients Yields Dramatic Results - Read more

Study Finds Poor Blacks Likely To Get Worse Nursing Home Care

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[11/09/2013] University of Central Florida assistant professor Latarsha Chisholm and colleagues conducted a study, which found that nursing homes that serve predominantly black residents tend to struggle financially and provide lower quality care than nursing homes with no black residents. Study Finds Poor Blacks Likely To Get Worse Nursing Home Care - Read more

Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly

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[09/09/2013] University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices.Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly - Read more

Stressful Life Events Significantly Raise the Risk of Falls in Older Men

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Photo: Elderly man walking [04/09/2013] A study of around 5,000 older men has shown that stressful life events such as death of a loved one, or serious financial problems, significantly raised the risk of falls in the year following the incident.Stressful Life Events Significantly Raise the Risk of Falls in Older Men - Read more

Personal Goals May Facilitate or Hinder Older Adults’ Striving for Exercise

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Photo: Elderly woman exercising [02/09/2013] Although exercise may significantly promote healthy aging, many older adults remain sedentary. Based on a study conducted in the Gerontology Research Center at the University of Jyväskylä, one reason for this may lie behind older adults’ personal goals.Personal Goals May Facilitate or Hinder Older Adults’ Striving for Exercise - Read more

Age Appropriate Working Practices

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Photo: Elderly man working [30/08/2013] How do companies make their workplaces suitable for an aging workforce, and what useful approaches or examples of good practice do they offer? In a current research project commissioned by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance and Economics, Fraunhofer IAO has set out to find the means by which companies deal with the issue of age-appropriate working practices.Age Appropriate Working Practices - Read more

Hip Protectors with a Sporty Look

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Photo: Old woman with hip protector [16/08/2013] Norwegian researchers have developed a hip protector in a sporty design. Its looks are intended to appeal to the older people of today – who are quite particular about what they will wear.Hip Protectors with a Sporty Look - Read more

Elderly: Vitamin D Supplements Could Help Prevent Mobility Problems

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Photo: Elderly man eats an apple [09/08/2013] Vitamin D-deficient older individuals are more likely to struggle with everyday tasks such as dressing or climbing stairs, according to a recent study by The Endocrine Society.Elderly: Vitamin D Supplements Could Help Prevent Mobility Problems - Read more