News tagged with older adults

Related topics: cognitive decline · dementia · cognitive impairment · brain · cognitive functioning

Mortality of elder abuse in Malaysia

In Malaysia, research into elder abuse and neglect (EAN) has indicated a link between abuse and premature death, with pattern differences between males and females. Financial abuse is found to be more common than other subtypes ...

Aug 10, 2017
popularity1 comments 0

Yoga may boost aging brains

(HealthDay)—Older women who practice yoga may have greater "thickness" in areas of the brain involved in memory and attention, a small study suggests.

Aug 09, 2017
popularity130 comments 1

Old age

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.

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Subscribe to rss feed