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Heart Disease Could Lead To Dementia

...f five years, the mental health of more than 2,600 elders with metabolic syndrome was studied using a standard cognitive test that measures orientation, concentration, memory and other mental factors. Results showed 26 percent of patients with metabolic syndrome experienced significant cognitive decline, co...

Research shows that death may occur differently depending on the income level

... for their research results, researchers feel that elders who are in a higher income bracket may be more assertive in expressing their discomforts and ill health and may demand better and more satisfying experience from their ailments than the elderly population who have financial constraints. Reference: ...

Acute Shortage Of Dentists in UK: Oral Care for Elders To Suffer A Setback

...with over 50 of the UK population that consists of elders above 85 years showing an increased liking to retain at least few of their natural teeth. Several recommendations have been put forward to face the crisis. Older have been asked to visit their dentists for a detailed discussion with respect to lo...

Home Remedies More Used By Blacks And Native Americans

...s. Home remedy use was substantially greater among elders of ethnic minority groups. Culturally based belief...r health may explain why black and Native American elders are more likely to use home remedies than white elders,” said Grzywacz. “Home remedy use is widesp...

Whole Grain Foods Result In Health Benefits

... results of the study. The study has revealed that elders who ate three whole grain food servings a day, had a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome than people who ate less than one serving a day. There have been studies that show the benefits for a middle-aged population, according to Sahyoun. ‘Ours i...

Help at home for the elderly would be beneficial

... homemaker or personal assistant helps these frail elders for a few hours a day, they would be less likely t... disabled older people, we feel providing disabled elders with adequate home-based care should receive further attention. We're talking about helping people s...

Cognitive deterioration in the older generation can be prevented by modifying the lifestyle

...tive decline. Another important finding was that elders who exercised are less likely to experience cognitive decline. But further research has to be done on the type of exercise that has to be recommended for these patients. If this finding is true then would benefit a number of people as it is relative...

Warfarin the Not So Popular Drug for Stroke

... risk rates among them are the highest. In case of elders also those who suffer from abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation, are not prescribed warfarin when they are discharged. The study results were published in the journal Stroke. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of blood clot. By thinning the...

Reminiscing Into The Past Makes You Dissatisfied With The Present

It has become habitual for the elders to slip into the past and reminisce about the happy moments they enjoyed in their youth, but psychologists warn// that such frequent reminiscing of the past could make you dissatisfied with the present. This phenomenon becomes a problem when an elde...

Change In Mental Makeup Could Prove Beneficial For Elders

...ntologist and sociologist. "As the population of elders increases, there is need to ensure that people in peril and facing abuse have some sort of protection," said Shankardass, chairperson of the Development Welfare and Research Foundation who works with the UN and others to ensure that the elderly are a...

Aggressive Treatments for Prostate Cancer Not Required in Elderly

... eradicate the cancer but the quality of life for elders is often affected because of resulting urinary incontinence and impotence. The lead researcher Dr. Richard M. Hoffman, an associate professor of medicine at the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center said, "There's no evidenc...

Drug Addicts In US Expected To Double By 2020

...se problems in 1999. The increasing inclination of elders to take drugs for sleep disorders, pain, anxiety and depression can be partly blamed for the present trend, and an increased tendency leading to substance abuse in the future. 'There is a huge concern that what we're going to be seeing is a tidal w...

Elders Too Are Keen To Chat On Internet On Par With Youngsters

... a recent online survey, aging in no way deter the elders from chatting or surfing the Internet and said that they too are keen in using the net on par// with the youngsters. The survey conducted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India with Crosstab Marketing Services has revealed that senior netiz...

Lower Literacy Puts Poor Health In Aging

...l health. The study of 2,512 community-dwelling elders between the ages of 70 and 79 revealed that one in...ur had limited literacy. In practical terms, these elders ‘may have trouble reading basic health information or pill bottle instructions,’ according to lead a...

Health Minister Orders the Closure of Two Community Hospitals

...ht said that the people of Jedburgh especially the elders have to travel to Hawick or elsewhere. On the other hand the chairman of NHS Borders Tony Taylor said that £12 million would be spent on the hospital for modernizing the existing facilities and £2.7 million for other services. He also said that the g...

People Want Community Hospitals to Stay

...ht said that the people of Jedburgh especially the elders have to travel to Hawick or elsewhere. On the other hand the chairman of NHS Borders Tony Taylor said that £12 million would be spent on the hospital for modernizing the existing facilities and £2.7 million for other services. He also said that the g...

South Africans Turn to Natural Remedies for Treating Erectile Dysfunction

...r, been mutilated or are dying, it said. Village elders warn of the dangers of the tree's powers, recommending that men who use its root, refrain from ingesting large quantities and do so only when they are sure their sexual partners are available for intimacy and when they are close to home. (Source: D...

Elders with Dementia Can Tap Into Memory Stores to Give Advice

...family members may want to try seeking advice from elders or encouraging them to take a leadership role in certain activities, Dijkstra said. 'This will put the focus on what they are still able to do instead of what they are no longer able to do,' she said. 'Awareness of these preserved abilities may als...

Sensors placed at home capable of signaling onset of early signs of dementia in elderly

... lead author. She noted that most clinic visits by elders are spaced over months or even years, and their me...researchers hope to more effectively identify when elders are starting to have trouble. Hayes and colleagues in the OHSU Oregon Center for Aging & Technology...

Mixed response Evoked Among The Tribal Elders For The Call On Smoking Ban

The call for the tribal elders to impose a smoking ban on marae, by the Maori Par...e further explained that as many marae workers and elders smoked and it would not be right to expect them to go out to the road to smoke. Hemi Rau the Tain...

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