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Staying healthy while getting older

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Photo: Several elderly people together [23/12/2015] Many senior citizens do not feel old, but they may still feel uncertain about certain aspects of ageing. To enable older people to stay healthy for as long as possible, the Institute of Psychogerontology (IPG) at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is launching a new model for individual consultation linked to academic research.Staying healthy while getting older - Read more

Research advances definition of person-centered care for older adults

Graphic: Definition of person-centered care [16/12/2015] Putting people at the center of their own health care may seem intuitive, but it is an approach that is not widely practiced in the medical community. An interprofessional panel of eldercare experts released findings from a research project to better define 'person-centered care' and its key elements. Research advances definition of person-centered care for older adults - Read more

Launching project to teach Tai Chi to people with dementia

Photo: Elderly man doing Tai Chi [23/11/2015] A Bournemouth University researcher has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to launch a health and wellbeing project for people with dementia. Dr Samuel Nyman, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, has been awarded a Career Development Fellowship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).Launching project to teach Tai Chi to people with dementia - Read more

Lack of sleep may increase risk for diabetes

Photo: Sleeping woman, sleepless man [13/11/2015] A lack of sufficient sleep reduces the body's sensitivity to insulin, impairing the ability to regulate blood sugar and increasing the risk of diabetes, according to researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder.Lack of sleep may increase risk for diabetes - Read more

New growth charts developed for US children with Down syndrome

Photo: Girl with Down syndrome [30/10/2015] Pediatric researchers have developed the first set of growth charts for U.S. children with Down syndrome since 1988. These new charts provide an important tool for pediatricians to evaluate growth milestones for children and adolescents with this condition. With these new charts, pediatricians will be able to compare each patient's growth patterns with peers of the same age who have Down syndrome.New growth charts developed for US children with Down syndrome - Read more

Older people getting smarter, but not fitter

Photo: Elderly woman with a laptop [14/09/2015] People over age 50 are scoring increasingly better on tests of cognitive function, according to a new study by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), published in the journal PLOS ONE. At the same time, however, the study showed that average physical health of the older population has declined.Older people getting smarter, but not fitter - Read more

One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels

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Photo: An older man drinking beer [26/08/2015] One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels - over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week - according to a study by King's College London. The research in inner-city London, published in BMJ Open, found these unsafe older drinkers are more likely to be of higher socioeconomic status.One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels - Read more

Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health

Photo: Father reading to his daughter [22/07/2015] Fathers who read to their infants with autism and take active roles in caregiving activities not only promote healthy development in their children, they boost moms' mental health too, new research suggests.Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health - Read more

Elastic gel to heal wounds

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Photo: Freshly healed skin wound [08/07/2015] A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), led by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, and Nasim Annabi, PhD, of the Biomedical Engineering Division, has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many of the properties of elastic tissue, such as skin and blood vessels.Elastic gel to heal wounds - Read more

Light-intensity exercise could prove beneficial to older adults

Photo: Older adults walking [15/06/2015] An easy walk, slow dancing, leisurely sports such as table tennis, household chores and other light-intensity exercise may be nearly as effective as moderate or vigorous exercise for older adults – if they get enough of that type of activity.Light-intensity exercise could prove beneficial to older adults - Read more

 
 

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