News tagged with older people
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 |
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 |
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 |
Older people who have experienced episodes of delirium are significantly more likely to develop dementia, according to new research. The study is published in the journal Brain today.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Aug 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 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 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Older people tend to be happier. But why? Some psychologists believe that cognitive processes are responsiblein particular, focusing on and remembering positive events and leaving behind negative ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
(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 |
Researchers whose findings on the detrimental impact of some common medicines on elderly people were widely reported earlier in the summer have found that taking a few of these medicines does not appear to cause further cognitive ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
(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 |
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
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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