News tagged with older people

Related topics: age , older adults , health

Is technology the key to faster recovery?

Researchers from Flinders University and the Repatriation General Hospital are taking part in the world's largest trial looking at whether computer games, iPad apps and interactive games such as the Wii can ...

Dec 15, 2014
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Older people moderate with alcohol

Most people in advanced age don't drink alcohol or only drink alcohol moderately, according to recent research from the University of Auckland.

Dec 11, 2014
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Bilingualism and ageing

Many older people keep mentally active and enjoy using 'brain training' puzzles and games for their leisure, however the science on their efficacy is as yet partial and inconclusive.

Dec 09, 2014
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World-first aspirin study reaches new milestone

Australia's largest clinical trial is a step closer to revealing in 2018 whether healthy older people should or should not take aspirin to prevent or delay cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), ...

Dec 02, 2014
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Running really can keep you young, study says

If you are an active senior who wants to stay younger, keep on running. A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University shows that senior citizens who run several times ...

Nov 20, 2014
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Publication's debut addresses pain among older adults

The first issue of a new publication series from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) called From Policy to Practice explores pain as a public health problem and takes a look at how various policies impact the care p ...

Nov 19, 2014
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Study targets age-related mental decline

Forgotten where you've put the car keys? Can't remember the name of your next-door neighbour? If you're healthy and aged 55 or older then a University of Queensland medical trial might be just the thing for you.

Nov 18, 2014
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Old age

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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