News tagged with older people
The number of adults living into older age in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly growing yet many older men and women will have an illness or disability that limits their ability to function, according to a study by researchers ...
Health May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a stride toward better health in later life, scientists reported today that resveratrol, the so-called "miracle molecule" found in red wine, might help improve mobility and prevent life-threatening falls among older people. ...
Medical research Aug 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Michael North, a fifth-year graduate student in psychology at Princeton University, knew he was lucky to land a summer research position at the University of Michigan after he finished his bachelor's degree ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 22, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0
Both children and the elderly have slower response times when they have to make quick decisions in some settings.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered a new mechanism controlling ageing in white blood cells. The research, published in the September issue of the Journal of ...
Medical research Aug 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Neuroscientists have long known that memory, sleep quality and sleep duration deteriorate with age, yet sleep enhances two major types of learning in young people. To date, few investigations have looked ...
Neuroscience Nov 14, 2011 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Like birds which stop foraging too early on a berry-laden bush, a new study suggests older people struggle to recall items because they flit too often between 'patches' in their memories.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 16, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 5
A pioneering research project to measure the value of singing for older people has revealed a consistently higher measure of health for those involved in community singing programmes.
Health Aug 17, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A study has uncovered a growing drink problem among older people and researchers are now urging the Government to review its UK health strategy to support society's "invisible addicts".
Addiction Sep 08, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.
Health Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- We get wrinkles. Our hair turns gray, or we lose it altogether. Our job prospects diminish and our chances of incurring disease increase. Researchers across the globe focus their efforts ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
There is now strong evidence that some interventions can prevent falls in people over the age of 65 who are living in their own homes. However, the researchers who reached this conclusion say that care is needed when choosing ...
Health Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Lessons from the long-lived: Researcher says the elderly are pragmatic 'masters and mistresses of resilience'
Not long ago, Karl Pillemer had a revelation. A gerontologist with close to 30 years of experience, Pillemer, who is director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging, realized that his ...
Health Apr 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A Wayne State University researcher believes studying people's ability to find their way around may help explain why loss of mental capacity occurs with age.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A study by Queen's University Belfast has found that the dispensing of psychotropic drugs to older people in Northern Ireland increases on entry to care homes.
Health Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 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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