News tagged with older adults
Having trouble falling or staying asleep? According to a new study led by a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, insomnia may be an important indicator of future hospitalization among ...
Health May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—About 13 percent of Americans 60 and older say they have increasing problems with thinking and memory and that they suffer growing confusion, a new report released Thursday shows.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Research from the Regenstrief Institute, the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Wishard-Eskenazi Health on medications commonly taken by older adults has found that drugs with strong anticholinergic effects ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Nonelderly, older adults with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) have a higher prevalence of diabetes and hypertension than those without stenosis, according to a study published in the April 20 issue ...
Diabetes May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Some memory problems common to older adults may stem from an inability to segment daily life into discrete experiences, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psycho ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
"Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of hospitalization, disability, and death-worldwide, and among older adults, falling is the most common cause of TBI," writes Niina Korhonen, B.M., of the Injury and Osteoporosis ...
Health May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Why older adults become fraud victims more often: Brain shows diminished response to untrustworthiness
Why are older people especially vulnerable to becoming victims of fraud? A new UCLA study indicates that an important clue may lie in a particular region of the brain that influences the ability to discern who is honest and ...
Neuroscience Dec 03, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (5) | 2 |
New research from North Carolina State University finds that older adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well-being.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Older adults who have higher levels of blood omega-3 levels—fatty acids found almost exclusively in fatty fish and seafood—may be able to lower their overall mortality risk by as much as 27% and their ...
Health Apr 01, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (8) | 6 |
The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a link between these hallmark ...
Neuroscience Jan 27, 2013 | 4 / 5 (8) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress)—Late-life depression is associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease and, most predominantly, vascular dementia, according to the results of a new meta-analysis published ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Young U.S. adults are consuming more added sugars in their food and drinks than older—and apparently wiser—folks, according to a new government report.
Health May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Unique research into eye-movements of young and old people while reading discovers that word recognition patterns change as we grow older
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (12) | 3 |
Rapid mutation has long been considered a key to viral adaptation to environmental change. But in the case of the coronavirus responsible for deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), collaborating researchers at the ...
Medical research Nov 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Older adults can improve their decision making and working memory simply by putting on a happy face, a new study suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people include seniors (American usage), Senior Citizens (British and American usage), or the elderly. As occurs with almost any definable group of humanity, some people will hold a prejudice against others — in this case, against old people. This is one form of ageism.
Old people have limited regenerative abilities and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and sickness than other adults. For the biology of ageing, see senescence. The medical study of the aging process is gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is geriatrics.
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