The elderly are particularly sensitive to weather changes, and especially to heat wave. You will find below 7 tips to help you cope heat wave.
The elderly are particularly sensitive to weather changes, and especially to heatwave, as this week.
Indeed, they are suddenly exposed to the deshydration risks, then it is important to take some precautions in order to enjoy summer and be safe.
The 2017 International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia will take place from April 27th to April 29, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. During this event, some important clinical and drug trials will be presented. Discover the program!
The disease of agitating paralysis, more commonly known as the Parkinson’s disease, is a chronic and progressive movement disorder. Tremors are the most known symptom of Parkinson’s. But what is this disease about?
You will get details by reading the next paragraphs of this month’s file, which is related to the World Parkinson’s Disease Day.
A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip strength.
TIME Magazine has selected the impact on dementia of a brain training exercise – developed and tested with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – as one of the 100 New Scientific Discoveries of 2016. That exercise is commercially available only in the BrainHQ brain training platform.
The first edition of MedFit will take place from 28th to 29th of June 2017 in Grenoble, France. Gathering 500 attendees from research to market, MedFit is the 1st European business convention dedicated to innovation partnerships in the fields of medical technologies and diagnostics.
Save the date! NutrEvent, the European meeting place for business innovation in food, nutrition and health, will take place in Lille, from 14h to 15th June 2017.
UK’s ageing HIV population is facing a social care ‘timebomb’, warns a healthcare charity in a report which records incidents of stigmatisation and discrimination within care homes.
The 3rd annual COCIR eHealth Summit took place during the European Commission’s European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing (5-8 Dec 2016, Brussels), in partnership with the European Association Working for Carers and the International Foundation for Integrated Care.
“Our Hong Kong foundation” proposes subsidies for health screening and chronic disease consultations for low-income elderly people. This system aims to prevent chronic diseases and to minimize future medical and social costs.
Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 report was published in November 2016 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission. This publication presents the most recent trends on health and health systems across the 28 EU member states.
Governments need to respond to rising needs for long-term care, especially regarding reducing premature deaths, reducing tobacco and alcohol use, tackling obesity and improving quality of acute and chronic care.
Health at a Glance: Europe 2016, European Commission/OECD joint report shows that policies that aim at promoting good health and preventing diseases as well as reduce healthcare inequalities between EU members.
Older people must be included in prevention, treatment, care and support, says HelpAge International on World AIDS Day, as a new UNAIDS report reveals how more and more people are living into older age with HIV.
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Hearing aid provider Sonova Holding has received three awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards for two shorts films, nominated in three different categories. [Read more…] about Sonova Holding AG wins three awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards
Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. His research topic : autophagy, the process through which body cells recycle their own content, which is critical in preventing damage and age-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. [Read more…] about Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi receives the Nobel Prize for his work on autophagy
Centenarians seem to particularly take to certains regions in the world ; Japanese island Okinawa and Italian village Acciaroli are two of their favourite hideouts. What are the secrets to longevity in these regions? [Read more…] about Live long and prosper : two Japanese and Italian recipes for longevity
In March, Senegal implemented a “Sésame plan” aimed at providing senior citizens with full health coverage, a significant step towards improving the elderly’s life quality. [Read more…] about Senegal takes steps towards ensuring the wellbeing of elders
In Poland, people aged 75 and more do not have to pay for their own medication anymore, thanks to a law featured among the election pledges of the ruling party. [Read more…] about In Poland, medication is free past the age of 75
The 21st IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG2017) will take place from July 23 to July 27 in San Francisco, United States. It is an opportunity for experts to keep track of the latest research on ageing. [Read more…] about July 23-27 : 21st IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG2017) in San Francisco
The annual conference of the International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) will take place at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco on the 23rd of July 2017. [Read more…] about July 23 2017 : 12th International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) in San Francisco
Visual impairments (or low vision) are characterised by a less detailed vision and an altered visual field. A visually-impaired person may be able to distinguish the shape of a face, but not the features, make out the outline of a hand, but not the nails, etc. They also report being constantly dazzled when outside.
Visually-impaired people are halfway between blindness and “standard” visual acuity and suffer impediments on a daily basis, to varying degrees. [Read more…] about What are visual impairments? How do you remedy them?
The “White Book on Frailty” is a guide on detecting and treating frailty among the elderly; it promotes preventive actions against disabilities and provides information on how to adequately integrate frailty into everyday clinical practice.
Sonova, the world’s leading provider of hearing solutions, and AudioNova, one of Europe’s largest hearing aid retailers, announced today their intention to join forces.
The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed current March a new study presenting progress on e-Health in the European Regions. The report, entitled “From innovation to implementation – e-Health in the WHO European Region”, emphasis about technology being used in order to deliver accurate health services.
A recent study from Juniper Research estimated that the number of individuals using mHealth information services market will exceed 157 million users by 2020, more than tripling the 50 million for last year. The new research, Worldwide Digital Health: Developed and Emerging Market Opportunities 2016-2020, forecasts that the adoption of mHealth information services will significantly increase as service providers roll out initiatives to tackle issues such as infant mortality and infectious diseases. SMS, Apps and IVR (Interactive Voice Response) services are providing vital information to those who cannot access general healthcare services.
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The increasing life expectancy leads to a higher demand regarding new and up-to date treatment methods. MEDICA is one of the biggest expositions in the medical field worldwide, presenting new medical discoveries and technologies.
MEDICA is held in Dusseldorf alongside COMPAD starting today, 16th of November until to Thursday, 19th of November. [Read more…] about MEDICA 2015 – the world forum for medicine
In the UK, more than 3 millions of elderly people need care as they have lost their autonomy, for instance to take a bath, dress up, or even feed. Social security and other community-based NHS can only provide help for two thirds of them, which leaves more than 1 million people behind . [Read more…] about UK: Social care services cannot cover up all medical needs
Falls are still the number one cause of accidental deaths for people over 65 years old. They can have severe effects on a senior’s physical and/or psychological condition. A new study suggests that bloodstream, respiratory and even urinary infections can cause falls not only for elderly people, but younger people as well.