Gerontology & Geriatrics

Elderly should consider residential care before a health crisis

Very old people would feel more in control of their lives if they thought about a future move to assisted accommodation or residential care before health problems force them to—according to new research from the University ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Awareness is first step in helping stop ageism, say researchers

Ever cracked a joke about old people? It might seem funny, but in a world where the population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups, ageism is no laughing matter, says a University of Alberta researcher.

Health

Extended napping could cause cognitive decline in older people

Regular naps may be one of the privileges of retirement but research is pointing to napping as a contributor to cognitive decline. Scientists are now testing the idea that older people should instead meditate or learn a language ...