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Depression can be passed between elderly couples, study finds

Depression can be passed between older spouses due to unsupported mutual reliance, a new study from Yale School of Public Health has found.

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09 May 2016
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Exercise can decrease cognitive decline by 10 years

According to a new study, regular exercise has the potential to limit cognitive decline equivalent to a decade of aging among over 65s.

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28 April 2016
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Loneliness linked to increased risk of heart disease and strokes

Loneliness and social isolation have been identified as presenting a 30% increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease.

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25 April 2016
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Care needs of a million elderly not being met

The charity Age UK has warned there are as many as a million people in the UK with elderly care needs that are not being met. A further 300,000 are struggling with feelings of loneliness.

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08 April 2016
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Home Safety for the Elderly; a checklist

The benefit to an elderly person’s wellbeing of continuing to live in their own home cannot be overstated. That said, there are many safety considerations that need to be addressed in order to facilitate this without risking their health or safety. The presence of a live-in carer can mitigate many of these risks, because they are trained in home safety as well as personal care.

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05 April 2016
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Sharing knowledge boosts health

Older people have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to provide to younger generations and now it seems that sharing it is extremely beneficial to their health.

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23 March 2016
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How high-quality care provision can lead to a longer life

High-quality care makes an enormous difference to the health and wellbeing of elderly patients, and it can even impact their life expectancy.

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22 March 2016
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Older people have a greater sense of serenity than young adults, study finds

Older people have a richer concept of what serenity is and experience it more often than younger people, researchers have found.

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10 March 2016
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Understanding and improving nutrition for the elderly

Nutritional needs change as we age for a number of reasons. Here’s our advice for tailoring nutritional intake to the needs of the elderly.

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07 March 2016
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Non-professional carers more likely to suffer distress

Relatives or friends who perform unpaid care duties for elderly loved ones are more likely to become distressed than care professionals, a report released in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal has stated.

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17 February 2016
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Why adverse weather is a concern for the elderly

Winter has firmly set in, with the mercury dropping below 0°C for the first time in January. Here's why this can be a lonely, frightening time for elderly people, including increased risks of becoming ill or injured, and how to minimise these risks.

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21 January 2016
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Elderly people feel unable to raise healthcare complaints

Research by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found that elderly care receivers are reluctant to refer instances of poor health care provision through official channels as a result of a lack of information or through fear of reprisals.

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30 December 2015