New Alternative to Bifocals: Sensor Glasses with Crystals Shifting Orientation

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. Image Credit: venturebeat.com As people age, their vision changes: it is gradually becoming more difficult to see objects that are close...

‘Dementia Village’: A New Approach to Caring for Patients with Dementia

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. Image Credit: Hogewey The clinical environment characteristic of nearly all long-term care facilities for people suffering from dementia is known to be a co...

Newly Discovered Risk Factors of Dementia

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. Image Credit: shutterstock.com / oneinchpunch Blood pressure matters A team ...

Yoga for Seniors: How To

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. Image Credit: womenfitness.net Yoga can seem to be controversial as not everyone approves of the chakra-part of the practice. However, it ...

Being Lonely More Detrimental to Health Than Obesity and Smoking

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. Image Credit: google images Several studies conducted in the recent years found that social isolation is a far more dangerous thing than many of us think. According to th...

Exercising is an Integral Part of Healthy Aging

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. Image Credit: istockphoto.com It has long been known that low physical activity contributes to body deterioration and is likely to lead to a variety of diseases. A new research conducted by Australian scientists proves that exercising c...

3 Reasons Why Your Elder Needs A Senior Pet

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. Image Credit: wavebreakmedia / shutterstock.com A chance for senior pets It can be difficult to find a family ...

Old Age Is not a Sentence, but a Reason to Have a Healthy Life!

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. Image Credit: meinsured.ca It is a well-known fact that the quality of our life depends on the habits we have. When we are getting older, we can feel that the influence of our bad or good habits is getting stronger. It means that if we do not feel any harmful effect of smoking being a teenager, we will feel it when we are over 60. On the...

Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

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. Image Credit: infobae.com Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common diseases nowadays. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization, there are about 47 million of people who have this disease. The World Health Organizati...

Choke-Proof Food: New Kind Of Food For The Elderly

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. Image Credit: fpcj.jp When eating your meal is a challenge The novelty in question is called engay food. The word is Japanese, and it means “swallo...

What Are the Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease?

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. Image Credit: docent / shutterstock.com Alzheimer's disease is a chronic, fatal disease which leads to the death of cells of the temporal and parietal areas of the cerebral cortex. It causes t...

A Simple Test to Predict Life Expectancy

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. Image: Marica Rytovaara, a Training Analyst with the SAP / thesap.org.uk/ How to measure health in a simple way? Based on the vast medical experience, the Brazilian doctor Claudio Gil Araujo has created a test that can be done at home in a very simple way, without any special equipment and very q...

How to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease Using Vitamin E and Carotenoids and Antioxidants

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. Image Credit: canyonranch.com What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s Disease is a serious neurological disorder, which affects motor capability and tends to progress over time. The condition develops due to ...

Ballet for Seniors

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. Multiple studies have repeatedly proven that during the ballet exercises many muscle groups are involved, which makes it ideal in terms of maintaining a good physical shape. One of the studies has been recently carried out by the Albert Einstein Medical College in New York that proved incredibly great effect of ...

Best Dementia Products | Therapy for Dementia

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. Recent researches have been demonstrating that Mediterranean diet is the most beneficial for your mental health. It includ...

Chair Yoga for Seniors – Give It a Try!

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. It might be surprising, however, some seniors can do better yoga than any youngster. The secret is exactly in age difference. As we age, we are more likely to use both our hemispheres on an equal basis, thus, we are also likely to be more in harmony both...

Marriages with Intelligent Wives Are Longer, Happier and ‘Healthier’

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. 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. Sweden scientists inquired 1,500 married couples and concluded that marriage with an intelligent woman has a positive effect on a man's health. Why Is the Female Intellect so Important? It's very simple: it's the wife who cares ab...

Living in a Busy Street Elevates the Risk of Dementia

It was estimated that one out of every ten cases of Alzheimer’s is associated with living in busy urban areas with heavy traffic. It was estimated that one out of every ten cases of Alzheimer’s is associated with living in busy urban areas with heavy traffic. Indirectly, urbanization has attracted crowds of people to cities, and an increase in the occurrence of dementia and other health issues was observed shortly after the boom. There are reasons to believe that the statistics reflects the exposure to exhaust ...

Senior-Friendly Activity Plan – Easy!

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! 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...

How to Make Your Parents Live Longer

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! It turns out that the cause of stress and subsequent diseases in adults is in most cases loneliness. More than 1,600 subjects with various backgrounds participated in the study. The main common outcome for all the patients was that social isolation, loneliness, lack of motivation, energy a...