Elderly health

Mediterranean diet can protect older adults from becoming frail: Study

Mediterranean diet can protect older adults from becoming frail: Study

Frailty is common among older people and its prevalence is increasing as the population ages.

Jan 12, 2018, 18:35 PM IST
Dig your way to good health: Gardening can help old people remain healthy

Dig your way to good health: Gardening can help old people remain healthy

The findings showed that older women who spend more than three hours on household chores a day and got less or more than seven hours of sleep at night were less likely to be in good health. 

Jan 12, 2018, 13:23 PM IST
 Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not reduce fracture risk, claims study

Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not reduce fracture risk, claims study

Previous studies have come to mixed conclusions about an association between supplements and fracture risk, researchers said.

Jan 01, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

The level of exertion should be enough to work up a bit of a sweat but doesn't need to be so rigorous that you can't hold a conversation. 

Dec 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST
CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 and above to have doctors on call

CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 and above to have doctors on call

It is one of the special provisions formulated for patients aged 80 and above under the scheme, according to an office memorandum issued to all CGHS wellness centres.

Jul 17, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
Nature's call to the elderly: Spending time in green, woody areas beneficial, says study!

Nature's call to the elderly: Spending time in green, woody areas beneficial, says study!

The study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Apr 11, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

Your depressed better-half can make you sad too!

These signs of frailty and depression are mostly found in older couples around the age of 65 years and older.  

May 01, 2016, 14:01 PM IST