News tagged with older people
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 |
(PhysOrg.com) -- Your great aunt may be slowing down as she grows older, but a study created in a Brandeis laboratory reveals that shes probably better than you are at perceiving a genuine smile.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 12, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 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 |
(AP) -- This week's heat wave may be uncomfortable, but you're healthy, active and feel just fine. So what if you're over 65? Think again. Feeling good doesn't mean you're safe.
Health Jul 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 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 |
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
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
Tai chi has particular health benefits for older people, including helping to prevent falls and improving mental wellbeing, reveals a review published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Health May 16, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
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
When looking at a picture of many trees, young people will tend to say: "This is a forest". However, the older we get, the more likely we are to notice a single tree before seeing the forest. This suggests that the speed ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 25, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
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 |
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 |
New generation antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are associated with an increased risk of several severe adverse outcomes in older people compared with older tricyclic antidepressants ...
Medications Aug 03, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- It's official: older adults are naturally inclined to drive in the middle of the road, leaving the younger generation to cut corners.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 04, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 2
Older people who take omega-3 fish oil supplements are probably not reducing their chances of losing cognitive function, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. Based on the available data from studies lasting up to ...
Health Jun 12, 2012 | 4 / 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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