When older workers learn new skills, their brain cells develop, German scientists said Wednesday after a study that used computer tomography to peer deep inside the brain.
Regular daily exercise benefits elderly women with dementia and these benefits appear to accrue over time, researchers from the Republic of Korea report.
The number of Alzheimer disease patients in Taiwan is increasing at a rate of 5,800 a year, and the care of these patients should be stepped up, Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association said yesterday.
A compound in red wine may ward off a variety of medical conditions related to aging, providing heart benefits, stronger bones and preventing eye cataracts, researchers said on Thursday.
Regular practice of tai chi chih, a Westernized version of the ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi, can help older people rest easier at night, according to a study in the journal Sleep.
Older adults with type 2 diabetes may have a steeper mental decline as they age, a large study suggests.
The Food and Drug Administration Monday warned doctors that elderly patients with dementia who are being treated with an older class of antipsychotic drugs appear to be at increased risk of dying.
Many very old people who have undergone planned surgery are doing well years later, but elderly individuals requiring unplanned surgery or intensive care unit (ICU) treatment for medical reasons are far less likely to survive, Dutch researchers report.
Older women who aren’t getting enough vitamin D appear to be at risk for suffering from back pain, new research shows.
The risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease differ between the sexes, with stroke in men, and depression in women, critical factors, according to a French study.