Elderly Abuse on the Rise, WHO Reports

One out of six of those aged 60 and above, specifically in countries with low to middle income, go through different types of abuse, thereby resulting to grave effects on their health and well-being, a recent World Health Organization (WHO) study (published in the Lancet Global Health) stated. According to the study, about 16 percent of individuals aged 60 and above experienced various kinds of abuses – from financial, sexual, psychological, physical or in the form of neglect. Among those mentioned, psychological abuse turned out to be the most prevalent. It includes deeds that undermine the elderly’s well-being or self-worth. This could be through scaring, name calling, destroying property,

Weight Management for Better Senior Health

Obesity has been widespread in the recent years, also affecting senior Americans. With over 40 percent of women ages 65 and above being obese, and with 36 percent of men being so, this epidemic truly needs serious attention. Such chronic condition does lead to various other diseases too – from Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke and a whole lot more. With this, it is vital that health care providers include weight management in their discussions so as to prevent other ill effects. If before people say that elderly adults won’t respond to obesity treatment compared with the young ones, then they’re wrong. Studies have proven that losing weight is all about “calories in versus calor

Asian-American Seniors and Depression: A Closer Look

Talk about mental health in front of senior Asian-Americans and you may just receive a shrug or an odd look from them. According to the American Psychological Association, senior Asian-American women rank on top when it comes to suicide rates pertaining to racial groups. However, Asian-Americans are known to be almost three times less expected to ask for mental health assistance. According to experts, this particular racial group avoid talking about their mental health concerns as they are afraid of feeling shameful. With this, experts are encouraging more culturally understanding mental health techniques together with the promulgation of the idea that mental health issues are normal. With t

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