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Alzheimer's disease: Meditation, music may help reverse early memory loss in older adults

Alzheimer's disease: Meditation, music may help reverse early memory loss in older adults

For the study, researchers analysed 60 older adults who were assigned to either a beginner meditation (Kirtan Kriya) or music listening programme and asked to practice 12 minutes/day for 12 weeks.

Antidepressant may up hip fracture risk in elderly

Antidepressant may up hip fracture risk in elderly

The study found that even in people without Alzheimer's, the regular use of antidepressants was associated with two times higher risk of hip fracture among controls.

An hour-long nap may boost memory, thinking in elderly

An hour-long nap may boost memory, thinking in elderly

Sleep plays a key role in helping older adults maintain their healthy mental function, necessary for people as they age, the researchers said.

Elderly complaining of arthritis pain may reduce it with mild exercise, says study

Participants performed chair and floor mat exercises using stretch bands and other gentle exercises. Chinese breathing techniques and meditation were also integrated into the programme.

Aerobic exercise may ward off memory decline in elderly

Aerobic exercise may ward off memory decline in elderly

In vascular cognitive impairment, problems with memory and thinking skills result from damage to large and small blood vessels in the brain.

Vitamin E may cut pneumonia risk in elderly men

Vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia by 35 per cent in 7,469 participants who had started smoking at a later age, at 21 years or older, whereas the vitamin had no apparent effect on pneumonia for those who had started to smoke at a younger age.

Elderly continue to suffer despite high net worth value: Study

The study, which interviewed a random sample of 15,000 people over the age of 60 years, stated the net worth value of older people increased primarily due to sharp increase in real estate prices over the past two decades.

Heavy drinking may impair cognitive function in elderly

A new study at Brown University in the US sought to elucidate the relations among age, heavy drinking, and neurocognitive function.

15 minutes of exercise may lower death risk in elderly: Study

It was observed that, during the study, as people exercised more, their potential death risk dropped considerably.

Do you know what is the science behind touching feet? Watch now

Do you know what is the science behind touching feet? Watch now

Indians have a rich culture and tradition to boast about. We have often seen young kids touching the feet of elderly. It is feeling of respect and gratitude that we express while touching their feet. But do you know that actually there is a science behind it?

Depression ups stroke and heart disease risk in elderly

During all study visits, fewer than 10 percent of the participants were taking medications for depression.

Poor sleep in old age linked to hardened brain arteries

These findings were independent of other cardiovascular risk factors, such as body mass, smoking history, diabetes, and hypertension, or other medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, pain, depression or heart failure.

'Stress precursor to pre-Alzheimer's condition in elderly'

Many Alzheimer's patients first experience mild cognitive impairment - a pre-dementia condition that significantly increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's in the following months or years.

Loneliness is deadly for elderly

For older adults, perceived social isolation is a major health risk that can increase the chances of premature death by 14 percent.

Walking faster, longer good for elderly

The study found that those who were more active had significantly lower risk of future heart attacks and stroke.

Prez stresses on affordable, accessible healthcare for elderly

Citing increase in life expectancy, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday emphasised on providing affordable and accessible medical care for the elderly.

Bicycle injuries more dangerous for elderly riders

The incidence of bicycle accidents has increased significantly in the US in recent years, with many serious injuries occurring among riders older than 45.

Glaring facts on Elder Abuse in India

Glaring facts on Elder Abuse in India

Elder abuse is not a new phenomenon in India and a study conducted by HelpAge India has now established some facts.

How physical activity helps the elderly stay sharp

Older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity perform better in mental tasks as they are more flexible in terms of brain functions, a new study says.

Flu vaccinations also protect the elderly

Contrary to claims that the youth benefit more from flu vaccines, a 10-year study has found that annual influenza vaccinations can also reduce the hospitalisation rate and delay mortality among the elderly.