News tagged with older people

Hypothermia and older adults

Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia—when the body gets too ...

Jan 07, 2014
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UEA research underpins 'Respect and Protect' report

Organisational factors in care homes are crucial in providing good care, and can be to blame when elderly residents don't receive the compassion and care they deserve, according to research from the University ...

Dec 13, 2013
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Dietary supplement use among older persons

Many older people are ingesting too much magnesium and vitamin E in the form of dietary supplements. This was discovered by scientists of the Helmholtz Zentrum München in a population-based study; their results have been ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Exercise beneficial for dementia

Exercise may benefit older people with dementia by improving their cognitive functioning and ability to carry out everyday activities, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. However, the au ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Population aging crisis may have been overestimated

(HealthDay)—Use of an alternative measure for assessing the number of dependent older people suggests that the population aging crisis may have been overestimated, according to an analysis published online ...

Nov 13, 2013
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