News tagged with elderly people

Sense of smell fades with age

Food can be one of those unexpected flash points of late life. Grandma may say she's never hungry or that the only things that taste good are salty foods such as French fries. Grandpa may lose control over his sweet tooth, ...

Jul 21, 2014
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Pressure for independence in old age can be disabling

'Independence' may be an aspirational buzzword for the elderly. But too much emphasis on independence can be counterproductive if older people feel unable to ask for help when they need it, a Massey health researcher says.

Apr 29, 2014
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Technology needs tailoring to the user

Growing numbers of elderly people in Norway are being offered by the welfare services to use tablet computers for controlling functions in their home. But many find an iPad too difficult to understand.

Jul 15, 2013
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