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Steroid hormone to fight age-related diseases

Through the study of the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, the team led by Hugo Aguilaniu has discovered a hormone that enhances longevity and ...

Active and healthy ageing: the importance of nutrition to add healthy life years

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's in-house science service, has published a science and policy report highlighting the importance of ...

An appetite for life

Researchers found that elderly people with fair or poor appetites had higher risks of mortality than those with good appetites. ... Full story

Helping the elderly stay warm and comfortable through energy solutions

Key UOW research groups are contributing to a project that aims to reduce energy costs for low income, older Australians while delivering improved energy efficiency, sustainability and comfort. ... Full story

Men with long-term conditions demand better social care

The social care sector needs to focus on gender-specific social and sexual needs when looking after men with debilitating long-term health conditions, a new study has found. ... Full story

Almost half of older adults have care needs

ANN ARBOR—Nearly half of older adults—18 million people—have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. ... Full story

UCLA biologists delay the aging process by ‘remote control’

UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. ... Full story

Person-centered care informs new Swedish standard for care for the elderly

A national standard for eldercare has been circulated for comment. If the proposal is adopted, Sweden will have a uniform specification of requirements that ensures quality eldercare based on individual needs. Helle Wijk and Axel Wolf represented the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centered Care (GPCC) on the project, which took almost two years to complete. ... Full story

Trials begin with a new fall detector for the elderly that automatically notifies the emergency services

Researchers from the Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD), on the UPC’s Vilanova i la Geltrú Campus, have designed a device that detects falls in elderly people without them having to press a button for assistance. It pinpoints their location inside or outside the home and notifies the emergency services if necessary. ... Full story

Evidence mounting that older adults who volunteer are happier, healthier

Systematic review of 73 published studies yields promising evidence and a call for new research to investigate if volunteering reduces dementia risk ... Full story

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