Seniors aging in place turn to devices and helpers, but unmet needs are commonPosted on Thursday, February 14, 2019
About 25 million Americans who are aging in place rely on help from other people and devices such as canes, raised toilets or shower seats to perform essential daily activities, according to a new study documenting how older adults adapt to their changing physical abilities.
Violence, malnutrition and lack of care reported in huge numbers in Australia's aged care systemPosted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
According to the reports of a recent inquiry, inspectors looking at aged care homes in Australia over the last year have reported an alarming rise in missing residents, violence that was not reported and severe degrees of malnutrition among the residents.
Using Therapy Dogs to Reduce Stress and Improve Emotional Well-Being in Vulnerable IndividualsPosted on Monday, February 11, 2019
There is much research that shows that therapy dogs can help reduce stress and improve emotional well-being in vulnerable individuals. Rachel McPherson talks about this research that the work done by The Good Dog Foundation.
Clinicians often miss to detect serious health concerns in older adultsPosted on Monday, February 11, 2019
Paper is call for action for delivering health care to seniors, said accompanying editorial. In older people, symptoms of pain, depression and fatigue are commonplace. But how common?
Physical activity may help fight depression in seniorsPosted on Friday, February 08, 2019
The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters.