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Tag: Older Adults

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Social isolation may up respiratory problems in older adults

London: Social isolation is linked to a heightened risk of hospital admission for respiratory disease among older adults, say researchers, adding that this risk is independent of other potentially influential factors, such as general health and lifestyle. According to the study, published in the journal Thorax, social isolation and loneliness are associated with admission to […]

Older People With Low BP At Higher Mortality Risk

London: Older people, please take note. Researchers have found that low blood pressure is linked to high mortality in older adults. The study, published in the journal Age and Ageing, analysed 415,980 electronic medical records of older adults in the UK. “We know that treating blood pressure helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks and […]

Exercise may slow brain aging in older adults

New York: Regular walking, gardening, swimming and dancing may slow brain aging and prevent brain shrinkage in older adults, say researchers. The study used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to measure the brains of people with a range of activity levels, including those who were inactive to those who were very active. The scans showed […]

Increasing intake of protein can reduce disability risk in elderly

London: Increasing the daily amount of protein intake — known to slow the loss of muscle mass — can help older adults preserve the ability to perform daily activities as well as prevent their risks of disability, showed a research. The study found that eating more protein can delay the risk of disability that can […]

Resistance training boosts exercise motivation, suggests research

London: Lack of motivation is a big factor for many people not following an exercise regime that they initially planned. But a few months of resistance training can change that by instilling in people an intrinsic interest in pursuing physical activity, suggests new research. Resistance training can maintain and increase muscle strength and functional capacity […]

Football may improve bone health in elderly with prediabetes: Study

London: An hour of football training session twice a week, combined with dietary guidance can improve bone health in older adults with prediabetes, claim researchers. Individuals with prediabetes and Type-2 diabetes have a higher prevalence of osteopenia — a condition that occurs when the body does not make new bone as quickly as it reabsorbs […]

Mobility devices on the rise among older adults

New York: About one-quarter of adults aged 65 years and older used mobility devices such as canes, walkers, and wheel chairs in 2011, and about a third of these reported using multiple devices, a study finds. The use of such devices was not linked with an increased risk of falling, but people who used canes […]