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Breakthrough Nursing Home Alternative Now Available to Cincinnati Elders and Their Families at Deupree Cottages

CINCINNATI, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cincinnati elders and their families can now choose a breakthrough alternative to traditional nursing homes. The new Deupree Cottages on Erie Avenue bordering Hyde Park offer a warm, inviting home supported by 24-hour professional nursing care. Here eld...

Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile

Seniors who don't socialize regularly risk losing motor function, researchers say ,, MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who don't socialize much might be increasing their risk for declining motor function and hastening their death, researchers from Rush University Medical...

AUDIO from Medialink and NAELA: Protection for Our Elders

NEW YORK, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, or NAELA, is urging Congressional passage of The Elder Justice Act to help protect seniors. A NAELA survey found that twenty percent of Americans aged 35 and older had experienced elder abuse -- whether financial, ...

Rhode Island Hospital to study driving ability of cognitively impaired elders

Rhode Island Hospital has received a renewal of a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to continue to examine the driving abilities of elderly drivers. The study is the first of its kind to directly examine cognitively impaired elders in their natural driving environments. U...

Many Elders in US Not Treated for Glaucoma

Almost one-third of older Americans diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) are not treated medically or surgically for the condition according to a study. The study is the first investigation of glaucoma-therapy use in the U.S. to utilize longitudinal data from a nationally repr...

Shocking Figures Of Britains Abused Elders Revealed

A special report has an appalling revelation that around 350, 000 British senior citizens were victims of some kind of abuse, over the last year . The major survey carried out by the National Center for Social Research and Kings College London, and funded by the Department of Health and C...

Programs to Prevent Falls Among Elders Not Doing Their Work

Researchers have come out with findings that suggest that programs to help the elderly see more clearly had better be kept on hold// till further study. The researchers led by Professor Robert Cumming of the department of epidemiology and geriatric medicine at Sydney’s Concord Hospital, examin...

Mobility can be improved in elders with exercise

Quality of communication between neurons and muscle cells degrades as we grow older, and the nerve cells have to try harder to get the attention of our muscles to move// , according to University of Delaware researcher Christopher Knight, an assistant professor in UD's College of Health Sciences. ...

Prozac-popping Elders at Higher Risk of Fractures

A study by Dr. David Goltzman, a professor of medicine and physiology and director of the McGill Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research at McGill University in Montreal//, and colleagues, have come out with findings that would be relevant in geriatric medicine and psychiatry. Elderly persons...

Social Care for Elders to Be Limited

Charitable institutions are protesting strongly against indications from the annual report of the Commission for Social Care Inspection//. Accordingly, councils in UK, will be limiting the social care provided to elders, to those who are totally dependant on others. This will exclude those who...

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Elders in Medical Technology

Testosterone May Improve Mental Function, From the Harvard Men's Health Watch

...new learning is slower, new information is processed less carefully, and details often slip. These changes give rise to the "senior moment" in healthy elders and to cognitive impairment and dementia in others. Testosterone levels decline with age, just when memory begins to slow. Might falling hormone l...
Elders in Biological News

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

...l activity and cognitive function over seven years in 3,075 white and black elders aged 70-79 years in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Physical ...lined during the study period." According to the researchers, sedentary elders who began new aerobic exercise programs experienced improvements in cogniti...

American Institute of Physics announces awards for best science writing

... other members of the nuclear physics institute in Copenhagen performed the skit as a diversion -- a way for the young physicists to make fun of their elders at the end of a conference that was organized and run by the brilliant and profoundly influential theorist Niels Bohr. Though the skit was lighth...

Y chromosome study sheds light on Athapaskan migration to southwest US

... different lines of evidence," he said. "We're not just using the genetic data. We're using it in combination with the linguistic, oral histories from elders in the community and archaeological data. And even though there has been over a century of archaeological research done in the Southwest, there's not ...

Newborn neurons like to hang with the 'in' crowd

...h which it stays in touch with roughly 1,000 other cells. But just how young neurons make their presence known and hook up with already well-connected elders has been unclear. "If you have hopes that one day neuronal stem cells can replace damaged neurons in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer...

In-home sensors spot dementia signs 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 collea...alking speed and overall activity of seven healthy elders and seven...

New research examines genetics of successful aging

...l aging. As expected, the study identified an increased frequency of the APOE E2 allele and a decreased frequency of the APOE E4 allele among the elders compared to the group of young adults. These gene variants confer protection and risk, respectively, of Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of...
Elders in Biological Technology

Inc. Magazine Names Senior Whole Health the Number One Fastest-Growing Private Company in US

...success that this program has achieved," said Senator Richard T. Moore, Chair of the Health Care Financing Committee. "Senior Whole Health helps frail elders stay in their homes by providing the medical and social supports that are critical. They save the taxpayers money and improve the quality of life for ...

Readers respond to Katrina Phone Project

... special victims of the storms are continuing to receive care from Care for elders in the weeks and months ahead. So how will these phones be used to help ...hared with me last week: "We are challenged to provide service for those elders who remain in temporary shelter or permanent housing, scattered throughout ...
Elders in Biological Definition

Semen

...special properties of masculinity . For instance, among the Etoro people of Papua New Guinea , it is believed that young boys must fellate their elders and ingest their sperm to achieve proper sexual maturation. Other cultures believe semen to have beneficial qualities when applied to the skin, mainly...
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