Brain function in elderly better during daytime

A new study suggests that older adults are good at multi-tasking during daytime, be it learning a friend`s telephone number to conducting complex tasks such as reasoning, comprehension and learning.

2 min of intense exercise helps elderly stay healthy

Experts have revealed that intense workout regime for only 2 minutes twice a week over a month and a half would help people aged over 60 stay fit and lowered their chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Posing as courier delivery boys, 2 youths rob house

Two youths posing as courier delivery boys allegedly committed armed robbery today at a house in Outer Delhi`s Rohini area and also thrashed its elderly woman occupant in the process, police said.

New compound that could halt Alzheimer`s progression identified

Sidney Strickland`s Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at Rockefeller University have identified a compound that might halt the progression of Alzheimer`s by interfering with the role amyloid-beta, a small protein that forms plaques in Alzheimer`s brains, plays in the formation of blood clots.

Statins lower physical activity in older men: Study

Muscle pain, fatigue, and weakness are common side effects in patients prescribed statins, according to a new study.

Depression in elderly associated with Alzheimer`s risk

A new study has revealed that depression builds up beta-amyloid plaque in the brain that could cause Alzheimer`s in aged people.

Smiling can help fight memory loss

A new study has revealed that humor and laughter can help lessen the damage that stress hormone cortisol has on memory and learning ability in the elderly.

Minister says people in UK have lost sense of responsibility towards elderly

Britain must learn from immigrant families from Asia about taking care of their elderly relatives, a senior minister has said warning that people in the UK have lost a sense of a responsibility to look after their families to the end.

Hearing loss affects personality among elderly

Hearing loss among old people leaves a deep impact in their personality as well, research finds.

Genes may thwart elderly`s exercise gains

Scientists have found that a particular gene in some elderly people may prevent them from fully reaping the health benefits of exercise.

Self-esteem boost prevents health problems in elderly

Researchers have shown that boosting self-esteem can help buffer potential health threats typically associated with the transition into older adulthood.

High protein diet may help prevent functional decline in elderly

Researchers have suggested that a diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, may help elderly individuals maintain a higher level of physical, psychological, and social function.

Loneliness ups older adult`s chances of premature death by 14%

A new study has revealed that feeling extreme loneliness can increase an older person`s chances of premature death by 14 percent.

Testosterone drug rush among elderly `dangerous`

An increasing number of elderly men are opting for testosterone therapy - often without prescription - purportedly to enhance their sex drive.

Experts call for mental health programmes for elderly

Doctors and specialists Monday called for mental health programmes for elderly in a policy being drafted by the ministry of health and family welfare.

President calls for renewed commitment to welfare of elderly

President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said economic growth and modernisation have created a situation where the elderly are being deprived of respect, love and care and called upon people to renew the commitment to their welfare.

Elderly too can donate organs: Expert

Contrary to popular belief, senior citizens too can donate organs, a specialist said at a function in the national capital organised by Age Care India.

Now, a robot companion for your grandma

Scientists have developed a robot companion for elderly that keeps a tab on whether your loved ones are taking their medication or getting enough physical exercise.

Bonding with grandkids may prevent depression in elderly

An emotionally close relationship between grandparents and their grandkids may ward off depression in both, a new study has found.

Now, tablet to track health in elderly

Gift this to your granny! A simple, easy-to-use tablet that can help elderly keep track of their health has been developed by a Vancouver-based company.