For those who need glasses with two optical powers, bifocals have long been the only option. They are now accompanied by varifocal and trifocal lenses, but these are not very convenient, and not all patients can use them easily. Japanese researchers have recently introduced their new invention – sensor glasses that can shift focus in a matter of seconds, without fixed lens zones.
As the population is aging, more people are developing dementia. While there is no cure that medicine can offer, there are ways to slow down disease progression, and adjusting environment is one of such means of care. Common facilities for such patients are notorious for being gloomy and lacking hope. The Dutch village of Hogewey challenges the assumption.
The fact that the population is aging brings both benefits and problems. As there are more seniors, more patients are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the abundance of billion-dollar studies, medicine still has no solution to reverse the damage to the brain associated with it. However, more risk factors are being identified. It has recently been reported that lack of sleep and hypertension could be significant contributors.
Yoga is fashionable, popular and so holistic in its approach that more people are converting to yoga adepts. While the “spiritual” aspect of yoga is a matter of faith, yoga exercises are reported to be beneficial for everyone, and seniors are no exception. In this article, we will discuss whether yoga is appropriate for seniors and what exercises they can do relatively easy.
There are so many factors that affect our health – and these effects can be both beneficial and detrimental – that it is difficult to say which ones are major contributors, and which ones are not that significant. In a new research, scientists revealed that smoking can be less evil than being lonely – even if you smoke more than a dozen a day.
A recent research provided new evidence suggesting building physical strength and improving flexibility can benefit health in seniors. The special program developed by the researchers can help reduce the frequency of falls, increase strength, and improve overall physical health.
We all love furry pets that are so cute and happy to see you when you return home. However, there is a category of people that benefits from being a pet owner more than others do: it is seniors. Scientific evidence suggests having a dog or cat living with the elderly means experiencing a number of beneficial effects. Read on to learn in what ways pets can help, and why senior pets are a perfect match.
Ageing is an inevitable process. And if you want to have a happy life when you are retired, you have to stick to some healthy habits that will allow you to forget about your age.
Alzheimer's disease is one of the common forms of senile dementia. For many years this disease was thought to be incurable. But the recent study of the scientists from Harvard Stem Cells Institute showed that Alzheimer’s disease may be treated with the help of stem cells.
As the Earth population is getting older, with certain countries experiencing the problem to a greater extent than others, the need for a solution to avoid deaths following choking arises. In Japan, food manufacturers seem to have developed an approach that enabled them to introduce choke-proof food that is easier to swallow and does not cease to be mouth-watering.
The statistics says that by 2016 more than 40 million people had Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. In America Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be the sixth leading cause of death. In spite of the fact that this disease is so wide-spread, the scientists unfortunately still can name only possible causes of dementia.
What is my life expectancy? How many years more will I live? Every person faces these simple but vital questions. Especially elderly people think and worry a lot about it in the light of multiplying age-related diseases.
Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease has been a major concern for doctors and medical scientists ever since its discovery. Unfortunately, no effective cure has been found so far. This is just the good old prevention-is-the-best-cure thing. In fact, there are good reasons to hope that the salvation is out there.
An impressive article with eye catchy topic about ballet classes for the older adults has pushed us to go through this topic and familiarize with recent scientific opinion in terms of this phenomenon.
Dementia is a widespread disease among older people. The specialists of the Ulm University in Germany have discovered that people who suffer from dementia have less vitamin C and beta-keratin in their blood in comparison to the level of these substances in the blood of healthy people. Apparently, healthy diet and consuming antioxidants are able to prevent the development of this decease.
Seniors and yoga – these things have more in common than one could think of. Despite the fact that elderly people have less options to go in all sports they might like due to their health state; yoga is one of those they can easily try – chair yoga in particular.
Usually it is the wife who cares about the home and all family members, so in many aspects her husband's life depends on her intelligence.
It was estimated that one out of every ten cases of Alzheimer’s is associated with living in busy urban areas with heavy traffic.
This is it for your thirst for physical activity! Now you have done this world a favor big enough to deserve a little rest and an opportunity to take care of yourself! Now you have tons of free time, which you used to spend at work. Remember yourself wanting to get away from your office and take a jog or workout? Do you? Well, time has come to make your dreams come true!
A group of scientists has recently published their views on the long-term experiment conducted on a sensitive topic of moral aspects’ impact on healthcare. The conclusions are fascinating, just like the investigation‘s topic!