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.

Elderly people tend to overestimate their mobility

Many elderly people who visit emergency departments require more assistance with walking and other physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on.

15 minutes a day of physical activity good for the elderly

Any physical activity - from a little morning walk to picking your grandchildren from the bus stop - during the week will help people above the age of 60 to live longer.

Facebook helps elderly rekindle old flames
Facebook helps elderly rekindle old flames

In your 50s and miss your old flame? You could probably try your luck on Facebook as a survey suggests many senior British people are already searching for girlfriends of their younger days on the social networking site.

Facebook helps elderly rekindle old flames

 In your 50s and miss your old flame? You could probably try your luck on Facebook as a survey suggests many senior British people are already searching for girlfriends of their younger days on the social networking site.

Ultrasound speeds up healing among diabetics, elderly

Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores particularly among diabetics and the elderly can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, a study says.

Over 65% elderly face neglect in old age: Study

Over two-thirds of elderly people in India say they are neglected by their family members while one third of the elderly claimed to have suffered physical or verbal abuse, with those in urban areas bearing the brunt more than in the rural areas, according to a new study.

Osteoporosis linked to heart disease in elderly

 Scientists have found a link between heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes in the elderly.

Old-age memory loss lower than previously believed

As per a new research, memory loss among the elderly is lower than what was originally thought.

Statins can cut stroke risk by 30% in elderly

As per a new study, millions of people should be given wonderdrugs, which include statins and fibrates, as they can slash the stroke risk by a third in the elderly.

Quality of life of elderly will determine our future

 The future of communities around the world will be determined by the efforts to achieve a high quality of life for older citizens, says a new study.

Quality of life of elderly will determine our future

 The future of communities around the world will be determined by the efforts to achieve a high quality of life for older citizens, says a new study.

30 minutes of exercise is key to health in old age

Elderly men who do 30 minutes of physical activity six days a week are likely to have a 40-percent lower risk of death compared to couch-potato counterparts, researchers said Friday.

House cleaning keeps the elderly healthy

Older adults who take the trouble to keep their household clean and tidy tend to feel emotionally and physically better than those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, suggests a new research.

Can aspirin save you from cancer?

Elderly people are increasingly turning to aspirin to protect themselves from heart ailments and cancer, reveals a new survey.

Soon, 'smart trousers' that can aid mobility of elderly, disabled people

 Researchers are planning to develop "smart trousers" that can help elderly and disabled individuals in moving comfortably.

Healthier lives push old age beyond 60

It can perhaps be called ageing with confidence, and no wonder you will if you can stay clear of the many ailments that usually accompany the onset of old age.

Social robot to give the elderly company
Social robot to give the elderly company

The elderly could soon have a non-human companion to beat loneliness and isolation as researchers have developed prototype of a social robot with emotion and the ability to remember and recall.