Fasting may have anti-ageing effects, increasing your lifespan and helping healthy ageing, according to a Harvard University Study.
The European Warehouse of Opportunities was formally launched in Reykjavik on June 26th, at the Conference that marked the end of the Erasmus+ program Catch the BALL (Be Active Through Lifelong Learning). [Read more…] about Erasmus+ Catch the BALL launches The European Warehouse of Opportunities
Helen Jabornik, Betty Turpin and Clementine Bonafede are respectively 104, 101 and 101 years old. Asked by “Allure”, they tell us what they’ve learned about beauty and fashion and share their secrets of their beauty regime…
At 85 years old, Deirdre Larkin is famous at home, Johannesburg (South Africa), but also in the entire world. Indeed, she is the recordwoman of the half marathon for 85 years and more people. This grandmother can run a 21km race in a bit more than two hours!
The 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE) will take place on 28-29th April 2017, in Portugal. The conference aims to create a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health.
Moderate post-lunch napping is tied to better cognition in older adults, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The objectives were to examine the cross-sectional associations between self-reported postlunch napping and structured cognitive assessments in Chinese older adults.
Elder abuse can take several forms: it can be physical, sexual, psychological, moral, but also through neglect, be it intentional or not. It also includes extortion (for instance, forcing an older person to sign a cheque against their will), or other forms of financial violence, blackmail, abandonment, grave violations to someone’s dignity, or disrespect.
The World Health Organisation defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.” Elder abuse is a violation of Human Rights.
How prevalent is the phenomenon worldwide? How do you spot abuse? And what are different ways to fight it? [Read more…] about Elder abuse: what are warning signs and how can we prevent it?
The Consumer Technology Association (CAT) teams up with Extreme Tech for the second edition of the Technology that improves lives video contest, with one goal in mind : fostering innovation to help seniors and disabled people. [Read more…] about Technology that improves lives : a video contest to help the elderly and the disabled
Could it be the Olympics ? Sports is in the air. The pictures of the athletic Mr McEntire lifting himself off the ground with the help of a pole have gone around on Twitter [Read more…] about When “Fit Grandpa” goes to the Olympics
New play areas for seniors are sprouting left and right in Spain. Their aim : foster intergenerational bonding and get the elderly out of their house and moving. [Read more…] about In Spain, play areas for seniors are all the rage
During the months of October and November of 2015, the Road Show Eudec took place in Spain. This event consists into organising a city tour around the theme of nutrition and the old age. Geriatric specialists had the role to prevent and to teach about the major role that nutrition has for the wellbeing of the elderly. [Read more…] about Spain: Road Show for healthier food habits
Sivantos Aquaris are watherproof hearing aids conceived for people with hearing impairments. It was designed by Siemens.
Involuntary urine loss is a sensitive problem that mainly affects women. LifeSense designed an innovative absorbent underwear with a portable sensor and a personal training program that straightens the pelvic muscle of the user. [Read more…] about Netherlands: Carin – a solution to prevent incontinence
For the next decades to come, the share of global population aged 60 or more is likely to rise to historically unprecedented levels. According to the latest estimates, by 2050 there will be 2 billion people aged over 60 ( which represents 22% of world population).
About 4-6% of elderly people have experienced different forms of maltreatment. The United Nations designed June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. [Read more…] about 15th of June: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The Carer Plus Project has revealed its results and given precious data concerning the helpful use of technology in the homecare sector.
The project’s first concern is innovation, creating social intergenerational links and teaching caregivers about NTIC in order to improve autonomy at home for the elderly. [Read more…] about Carer + Project has revealed its results
At the end of March, a UFC-Que choisir survey focused on the link of causality between low quality of food, staff shortage, poorly adapted schedules for meals, and undernutrition problems that have been growing in many medical-social establishments for the elderly. [Read more…] about Nutri-Culture: a technological and pleasant solution to face elderly undernutrition
Japan has the most important elderly population in the world. Thus, the Japanese society is adapting to this phenomenon in all sectors, even the pornographic one. [Read more…] about Sexuality: the elderly-pornography is expanding in Japan
On 27th, March 2015, Carer+ organised an international conference regarding the use of technologies in homecare services. The meeting took place in Paris, Palais de Luxembourg. [Read more…] about Smart Home Care Conference: Carer+ presents its project
March 5th, 2015 was an important date for Japan, because the country celebrated Mrs Misao Okawa’s 117th birthday. It is a big event because this figure makes her the oldest person in the world in 2015. [Read more…] about The oldest granny in the world
The third edition of the “International Conference on Aging & Cognition” will take place in Germany, on April, 23rd – 25th, 2015. [Read more…] about Event: The International Academy on Nutrition and Aging
The Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women Rights of France, Marisol TOURAINE, and the State Secretary for Family, Elderly people and Autonomy, Laurence ROSSIGNOL commend the adoption of the society adaptation to ageing law on first reading by the Senate on the 19th of March. [Read more…] about Marisol TOURAINE and Laurence ROSSIGNOL commend the adoption of the society adaptation to ageing law by the French Senate
From Tuesday, 17th to Thursday, 19th March, 2015, the French Senate analysed and adopted the society adaptation to ageing law.
The law text was adopted at First Reading, with 178 votes in favor and none against.
GDP Vendôme launched “Sully Villa”, a high-tech, intelligent flat that is fully-equipped with domotics and electronics, especially designed for elderly customers. Sully Villa flats are meant to be a luxury version of Ehpads (“Etablissement d’Hébergement pour Personnes Âgées Dépendantes” = establishments for dependent elder people), as it found its inspiration from private residences. Choosing this solution may actually be cheaper than joining a retirement home. [Read more…] about GDP Vendôme: the customized apartment could become an alternative to EHPADS?
Kenneth D. Barringer, a retired pastor and clinical psychologist has recently published his book “Healthy choices for senior living”, which encourages seniors to start acting and to make the right choices in order to prepare for their future retiree life. [Read more…] about “Healthy choices for senior living” – a guide for a better retirement
Wordwide, elderly people are more likely to commit suicide than others. Yet, it is no longer the case in the UK.
Over the last few years, the suicide rate among the elderly has indeed fallen sharply.
China is the most populated country in the world; it also accounts for the biggest population of seniors. Indeed, by 2035, there will be 300 millions of seniors in China.
The quick pace of population ageing in China is partly due to the one child policy; it impacts the evolution of the Chinese society, in which the elderly can struggle with their financial situation. They sometimes need to work in order to live by collecting garbage.
Seniors are also especially impacted by a high suicide rate, especially in rural areas.
In Canada, the LGBTQ association “The 519” launched a campaign in favour of LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Queer) seniors with the following slogan: “Our need for intimacy and community doesn’t fade as we age, older queer and trans rights matter.”
According to the World Bank, 2.5 million people work in the informal waste management system by collecting recyclable garbage in order to sell it.
Many of these collectors are elderly people who can’t afford their daily expenses with the shrinking pensions they receive from the Chinese government.
A new research for Age UK called “A great place to grow older – ambitions for the next parliament 2015-2020” revealed that a third of people over 65 believe life got worse in the United Kingdom over the 12 last months. The report aims to show Age UK’s priorities of actions and calls for the British government to improve living conditions of the elderly by the end of the next Parliament in 2020.
Worldwide, nearly 36 million people suffer from Alzheimer or a related dementia. Although the diagnosis of Alzheimer is simpler and more reliable than it used to be, a diseased person can still need assistance to take meals. Meals are supposed to be relaxing moments; however, the caregiver can face difficulties. The person needing help can refuse to eat or be unable to use silverware by themselves. How can lunch, dinner or supper become enjoyable again? What food should be avoided and preferred?
Here are a few nutrition guidelines for Alzheimer patients.
A recent Age UK survey found out that 39% of older people (+65 years old) suffer from loneliness in the United Kingdom: as a response, they launched the “No one should have no one” campaign to raise awareness about the isolation of older people in the UK. Loneliness and social isolation can have a significant impact on people’s health and even life expectancy.
[Read more…] about 39% of people over 65 feel lonely in the United Kingdom
A new study conducted by the University of Iowa reveals a possible connection between stress hormones and short term memory loss.
The study was conducted by the American university of Iowa and was published in the “Journal of Neuroscience“. It shows that high levels of cortisol can lead to memory loss as we advance in age. Levels of cortisol increase when we feel stress.
Seniors advocates have been dealt a significant blow with the Australian Government opposing a bid for a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older People.
Australia has joined other powerful UN member states including the US, the European Union and Canada in rejecting the case for a new human rights treaty.
National charity Friends of the Elderly (FotE) has lately called British citizens to “Be a Friend and help change the future of loneliness”.
This campaign’s goal is to encourage “people across the country to get to know their older neighbours, and look out for each other where they can”.
FotE aims to engage a minimum of 30,000 people during the first year of the new campaign – wich means at least 10 people in every town, village and city across the UK. [Read more…] about National charity Friends of the Elderly encourages people to get to know their older neighbours
Physical activity helps against chronic prostatitis, new Harvard study suggests, but the fight for a healthy prostate gland is stronger with Dr. Allen’s device.
Indeed, it relieves disturbing symptoms of chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP and CPPS), improving men’s wellbeing and helping to combat depression, which often develops in response to poorer conventional treatments.
Moreover, Fine Treatment highlights a recent study led by The Harvard School of Public Health encouraging men to stay more physically active in order to lower the risk of CP/CPPS as they age. [Read more…] about Physical activity helps against chronic prostatitis
The ageing population is a phenomenon affecting Europe . In Germany, where a quarter of the population is aged over 65, the Kaiser supermarket chain launched in 2007 a supermarket suitable for seniors. [Read more…] about Germany: a supermarket tailored to seniors ‘ needs