People who developed hypertension in later life are at a lower risk of dementia, a new study found.
Older adults may experience declines in memory and cognitive thinking. A new study says taking a one hour nap after lunch could boost brain power in seniors.
A new study found that major depression alone can increase risk of death in older adults.
A new study found that seniors can retain information better if they talked to someone about it.
New studies show that older adults who volunteer on a weekly and yearly basis are in better physical health than those adults similar in ages who do not volunteer.
Older adults living in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries, according to a new study.
If you're having problems falling asleep, doctors say you should lay off the bottle.
New research reveals more evidence why people should start switching to the Mediterranean diet. Not only will eating like the Spanish and Italians lower the risk of heart attacks, stroke, asthma and cancer, it can also improve and preserve brainpower more effectively than low-fat diets, according to a new study.
The next time your boss catches you on Facebook, you might want to say that you’re improving your memory.
It's never too late to quit smoking, according to a new study that found that lifelong smokers who gave up smoking later on in life were able to cut their risk of heart attack and stroke by an overwhelming 40 percent within just five years of quitting.
Poor quality of sleep during old age prevents memories from being stored in the brain, according to a new study. Researchers say that the study helps understand the link between memory, the aging brain and sleep quality, and add that the new findings will pave the way for new therapeutics designed to strengthen memory and improve the quality of life in older adults.
While most young people dread even the idea of aging, a new study suggests that it might not be that bad after all. The research suggests that aging may come with a few perks too. Typically, aging is viewed as a sign of weakness and is often associated only with physical and mental decline. However, a comprehensive study of 1,006 older adults in San Diego by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Stanford University contradicts this view with its findings.
A new study emphasizes the benefits of 'water clubs' in care homes for the elderly. 'Water club' is where members of the care home come together to discuss about the benefits of drinking more water and encourage each other to increase their water intake. Researchers through a new study claim that apart from the benefits of drinking water itself, the fact that it is done in a group, and the social nature of the activity is very beneficial for the residents' wellbeing.
A national study of the elderly in America reveals that "frail" citizens with limited mobility and low physical activity are more likely to report having a "food insufficiency" when compared to those who are not frail. According to the study which is nationally representative and involved 4700 older citizens, frail elderly are five times more likely to report lack of food than others. People included in the study were 60 years and above and the data used for the study was from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Exercising regularly has various health benefits for people of all age groups. Not only does it keep one physically fit, it also has a considerably positive impact on people's psychological well-being. A new study suggests that seniors who indulge in regular physical activity may benefit from it by reducing their chances of contracting dementia. The study has found that older, non-disabled people who exercised regularly cut down their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40 percent and cognitive impairment of any etiology by 60 percent.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.