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Eating oranges, grapefruit daily can reduce risk of dementia among the elderly: Study

Eating oranges, grapefruit daily can reduce risk of dementia among the elderly: Study

Researchers from Tohuku University in Japan have found that daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the chances of developing the incurable brain condition by almost a quarter.

Panic buttons and apps come to rescue of elderly Indians suffering abuse

Panic buttons and apps come to rescue of elderly Indians suffering abuse

India has a tradition of honouring older people, and of multi-generational families living together. But with urbanisation, nuclear families and rising longevity, more elderly people are living by themselves or in care homes.

This is why elderly should increase their yogurt intake!

This is why elderly should increase their yogurt intake!

Osteoporosis is a chronic condition associated with a reduction in bone strength and an increased risk of bone fracture.

Study suggests regular, moderate exercise for those over 50 years to 'keep the mind sharp'

Study suggests regular, moderate exercise for those over 50 years to 'keep the mind sharp'

In this analysis of previous studies, researchers from the University of Canberra looked at the effects of at least four weeks of structured physical exercise on the brain function of adults.

This is what can keep elderly away from fractures

This is what can keep elderly away from fractures

The study showed that men with high levels of magnesium -- an essential nutrient and an important component of the bone -- had a 44 per cent reduced risk of having a fracture.
 

Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Similarly, researchers say that older people need as much sleep as those who are younger in order to turn back their clock on ageing.

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.