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Driving, dementia - assessing safe driving in high-risk older adults Driving is possibly one of the most complex procedures humans engage in on a regular basis.
Medical News Today | Jul 8, 2016 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why do aged muscles heal slowly? As we age, the function and regenerative abilities of skeletal muscles deteriorate, which means it is difficult for the elderly to recover from injury or surgery.
Medical News Today | Jul 7, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Poor physical performance may be an early sign of late-age dementia Poor physical performance was linked with an increased risk of developing dementia in a study of individuals aged 90 and older who were followed for an average of 2.6 years.
Medical News Today | Jul 7, 2016 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Alzheimer's risk may be detectable from age 18 with genetic scoring Researchers have created a genetic risk score that has the potential to pinpoint which adults are at high risk of Alzheimer's from the age of 18.
Medical News Today | Jul 7, 2016 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pill organizers could cause adverse effects among elderly Older people who switch to using pill organisers could experience adverse effects and even hospitalisation - according to research from the University of East Anglia.
Medical News Today | Jul 6, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Many elderly are prescribed antihypertensive medication despite already having low blood pressure According to a new study in the journal Age and Ageing, a significant proportion of patients over 70 remain on antihypertensive medication despite having low blood pressure.
Medical News Today | Jul 5, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Light exercise boosts older adults' brains Even minimal exercise of the body and mind may improve cognitive function in older adults, a new study suggests.
MSNBC | Apr 1, 2013 9:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nurse refuses to perform CPR despite 911 plea An elderly woman being cared for at a California retirement facility died following the refusal of a nurse at the facility to perform CPR on the woman after she collapsed, authorities said.
MSNBC | Mar 3, 2013 1:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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After Superstorm Sandy, seniors forced to start over Displaced seniors are finding it particularly hard to adjust to life after Superstorm Sandy, which sent floodwaters surging through Breezy Point, New York.
MSNBC | Feb 3, 2013 10:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
One aging brain cell can affect entire brain Brain cells may undergo aging in much the same way as skin cells do with one aging cell affecting many of its neighbors, a new study from England says.
MSNBC | Oct 25, 2012 6:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend