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Everything you need to know about Geria: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Sedentary lifestyles affecting health of India's elderly (April 7 is World Health Day)

April 6, 2012 at 12:25 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As WHO focusses on healthy ageing as its theme for the World Health Day Saturday, experts say sedentary lifestyles and growing psycho-social factors are affecting the health of India's elderly.

Active older adults less likely to experience functional limitations

April 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Washington, April 6 (ANI): Older adults who experienced any level of psychological distress were more than four times more likely to experience functional limitation than those who did not, researchers from Australia have found.

WHO praises Cuba's health care system

March 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Havana, March 28 (IANS) Cuba's health care system has a lot to teach the world, the deputy head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.


Yoga can help enhance quality of life in dementia caregivers

March 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): For every Alzheimer's patient, there is a related victim: the caregiver.

Yoga can help enhance quality of life in dementia caregivers

March 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): For every Alzheimer's patient, there is a related victim: the caregiver.

Yoga can help enhance quality of life in dementia caregivers

March 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): For every Alzheimer's patient, there is a related victim: the caregiver.

Lack of omega-3 fatty acids may cause memory problems

February 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause the brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities, according to a new study.

Bhupen Hazarika awarded Padma Vibhushan

January 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The President of India today approved the conferment of Padma Awards for 2012 with veteran Assamese singer, poet and musician Late (Dr.) Bhupen Hazarika, receiving the Padma Vibhushan along with Cartoonist Late Mario De Miranda from Goa, Orthopedic and close aide of Anna Hazare, Dr. Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti from Maharashtra, Bureaucrat and former Governor of Uttar Pradesh, T V Rajeswar also being among the awardees of Padma Vibhushan.

Alzheimer's test predicts loss of brain function in Parkinson's disease

December 13, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A method of classifying the pattern in which cells in the brain are lost or damaged in Alzheimer's using MRIs can also predict cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease, a new study has revealed.

Low-income elderly at higher risk of heart failure

November 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Seniors with a low income are at higher risk of having heart failure irrespective of their education level, a new study has found.

Helen Mirren calls first ever film fight scene 'The Geriatric Fight'

October 2, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Washington, Oct 02 (ANI): Actress Helen Mirren, who has filmed a fight scene for new film 'The Debt', which she called "The Geriatric Fight".

Pain killers may increase risk of pneumonia

September 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A new study has claimed that opioids are associated with a higher risk of pneumonia in adults aged 65 to 94.

Older people's memory complaints linked to possible cognitive problems

September 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): A new study has found that older individuals, who complain about memory lapses such as having trouble remembering recent events, may be at risk of developing cognitive problems that are greater than typical age-related changes.

Taking B-vitamins can slow onset of Alzheimer's disease

September 14, 2011 at 3:53 PM

London, Sept 14 (ANI): A new study has found that large doses of B-vitamins could slow the cognitive decline in older people that is the precursor to dementias such as Alzheimer's disease.

'Memory fitness program help older people improve their memory abilities'

August 30, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Washington, August (ANI): Normal age-related memory decline affects more than half of all seniors, and those over 80 are the most vulnerable.

'Successful ageing' correlates with sexual satisfaction in older women

August 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Washington, August 25 (ANI): Successful ageing and positive quality of life indicators correlate with sexual satisfaction in older women, according to a study by researchers at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego.

High-salt diets coupled with little exercise put older adults at risk of cognitive decline

August 23, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Washington, August 23 (ANI): A study led by researchers at Baycrest in Toronto has indicated that older adults who lead sedentary lifestyles and consume a lot of sodium in their diet may be at risk not only for heart disease but also cognitive decline.

The thinner elderly people are, the more they'll live, claims study

August 12, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has suggested that elderly people must maintain a normal weight to expand their life expectancy.

Genes, not lifestyle, make you live to 100!

August 4, 2011 at 11:51 AM

London, August 4 (ANI): The secret behind living to a ripe old age may have nothing to do with what you eat, how much exercise you get, or whether you smoke or drink. It may be programmed into the genes of certain lucky individuals, according to a new study.

Grape seed extracts may protect against Alzheimer's disease

July 16, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new study has found that grape seed polyphenols-a natural antioxidant-may help prevent the development or delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Drug side effect linked with increased health risks for over 65s

June 24, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Washington, June 24 (ANI): A study has found that a side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death in older people.

Elderly patients relying on drug cocktails likelier to have early death

June 24, 2011 at 12:41 PM

London, June 24 (ANI): A major study has warned that drug cocktails or mixing medication can put elderly patients who rely on it at risk of early death.

Common painkiller found to 'kill orgasms in men'

June 4, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Washington, June 4 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that Gabapentin, a medication commonly used in treating neuropathic pain, seizures and biopolar disease in elderly patients may lead to an absence of orgasm.

Now, a yoga-based maneuver to cure rotator cuff pain, disability

May 16, 2011 at 3:08 PM

London, May 16 (ANI): A specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation has developed a yoga-based maneuver that relieves the pain of rotator cuff tear and restores range of motion during one short office visit.

Spinal fracture surgery reduces death risk by 44 pc

May 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM

London, May 09 (ANI): A new study has suggested that surgery reduces the likelihood of death by up to 44 per cent for those suffering spinal fractures, compared with those who are just given bed rest and painkillers.

Low carb, high-fat diet may reverse kidney failure in diabetes

April 21, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

An could help with stroke recovery

April 8, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Washington, April 08 (ANI): Patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo, a University of Iowa study has found.

Indications of Alzheimer's may be evident decades before first signs

March 29, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Researchers have found that patients with Alzheimer's disease have lower glucose utilization in the brain than those with normal cognitive function, and that those decreased levels may be detectable approximately 20 years prior to the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Elderly victims of abuse more likely to use alcohol or drugs: Study

March 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): New research has found that victims of severe traumatic elder abuse are more likely to be female, suffer from a neurological or mental disorder, and to abuse drugs or alcohol.

Tai chi 'cuts depression in elderly people'

March 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Combining the 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art tai chi with a standard anti-depressant drug can effectively reduce symptoms of depression in elderly people, suggests a new study.

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