Benefits of Dancing in the Elderly

Going through the later years of life poses several health conditions, especially when the elderly’s body declines mentally and physically. With this, it would be a great help to keep the body and mind active. How? According to the Science Daily, referring to a study found in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, dancing is one of the ways. Aside from endurance training, dancing can also aid in enhancing the part of the brain that declines as one ages. According to Dr. Kathrin Rehfeld, the study’s lead author, however, in comparing the two exercises, dancing turns out to be the only one that results to prominent behavioral changes such as that of improved balance. The study’s participants were as

How the Internet of Things Can Assist with Elderly Health Care

Various technological innovations have conquered and made living more comfortable, especially in the field of health and medicine. Life expectancy has also increased, from 50s (in the 1920s) to 80s today. As more and more advancements extend one’s lifetime today and in the near future, more solutions are being thought of to cope with the demands of elderly care. This is where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes in. With the growing demands of taking care of the elderly, with the busy schedules of relatives, and the need to provide timely and quality healthcare to our senior loved ones, it would greatly help to have technologies that would aid the elderly become independent and capable of perf

How to Help Prevent Suicide in the Elderly

Suicide is indeed a cause of concern for many these days. With over 41,000 individuals in the U.S. who are dying because of it every year, no wonder it has been a pressing issue to society. Aside from being the 10th leading cause of mortality in adults, it warrants careful studying and prevention to avoid more cases from occurring. With September known as the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, it is high time that we pay close attention to this concern, most especially that which involves the elderly. With a high suicide rate too, it can be surprising to know that seniors committing suicide is really common. To help prevent suicide, may it be in the elderly or in different age groups, it wo

How to Deal with Food-Related Conditions and the Elderly

Being in the elderly years may pose some changes to the individual and his/her family. Aside from the usual health conditions, one may experience forgetfulness – that to include expiry dates, dates when foodstuffs were bought, and the like. There can also come a time when spoilage occurs, most especially when the elderly feels changes in mobility. During such times, it would be helpful to take note that the elderly who have weakened immune systems have the greatest risk when it comes to food-borne illnesses. Those who have chronic conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease have difficulties in getting protection against infections. Once bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli invade the

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