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How You May Be Losing Sleep From The Regularity Of Your Daily Activities

By | Sat, 01/04/2014 - 15:03

A study shows that variability within the day affects the quality of sleep of younger and older adults in different ways.


Today's Elderly Keep Their Mental Health Longer

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 18:49

Paralleling rising life expectancy, the mental health of today's elderly people is much better than that in people who were the same age in the 1990s, according to a new study.

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Paramedic Visits To Seniors Reduce EMS Calls By 32%

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 15:58

Paramedic visits were able to reduce the number of EMS calls from seniors by nearly a third.

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Playing Favorites With Kids Could Help Moms Later On In Life

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 16:51

Playing favorites with kids could lead to better caregiving arrangements for moms in the future, a study suggests.

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Seniors At Risk Of Heart Disease May Benefit From Statins

By | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 14:18

Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs, are found to benefit elderly patients at risk for heart disease.

What Is Heat Stroke?: Recognizing Symptoms in the Elderly

What Is Heat Stroke?: Recognizing Symptoms In The Elderly

By | Mon, 06/17/2013 - 16:15

Learn how to recognize the warning signs and symptoms of heat stroke in elderly loved ones and friends.

Older Adults Who Volunteer Can Reduce Their Risk for Hypertension By 40%

Older Adults Who Volunteer Can Reduce Their Risk for Hypertension By 40%

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 19:38

Older adults who volunteer can reduce their risk for hypertension by 40 percent, adding to the list of other benefits that come with helping the community out.

Elderly People More Likely to Develop Dementia After General Anesthesia

General Anesthesia Can Make The Elderly 15% More Likely To Develop Alzheimer's Disease

By | Fri, 05/31/2013 - 19:13

Senior citizens may want to think twice about surgeries that require general anesthesia, as it can increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly.

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Japanese Finance Minister Urges Elderly to ‘Hurry Up and Die’

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:07

Japanese finance minister Taro Aso has a history of gaffes that would make United States Vice President Joe Biden blush.


Taking 15-Minute Walks Four Times a Week Cuts the Risk of Early Death by 40 Percent

By | Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:39

Taking a short stroll just four times a week may reduce the risk of early death by an astonishing 40 percent in older people.

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Bilingual Seniors Have More Flexible Minds

By | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 08:48

A new study found that older adults who have spoken two languages all their lives score higher on cognitive flexibility tasks than those who only spoke one language.


Germany Accused of "Inhumane Deportation" of Its Sick and Elderly to Save Money

By | Sat, 12/29/2012 - 12:46

With the rising price of long-term care costs, a growing number of sick, elderly Germans are being "deported" to cheaper care homes in Eastern Europe and Asia.

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New Chinese Law Orders Adults to Visit Elderly Parents

By | Fri, 12/28/2012 - 10:55

China's government has just passed a law requiring adults to regularly visit their parents or risk being sued.


A Tomato a Day Keeps the Shrink Away: How Eating Tomatoes Can Cut the Risk of Depression by Half

By | Thu, 12/06/2012 - 17:14

Eating a tomato just two days a week could cut the risk of depression by half, according to a new study.

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Older Voters Prefer Romney on Healthcare, Medicare

By | Sat, 11/03/2012 - 11:24

Voters over 50 continue to be more likely to favor Romney's position on two issues that directly affect the elderly: healthcare and Medicare.