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Older adults who walk out of necessity are at highest risk for outdoor falls

Elders in lower-income neighborhoods also at highest risk of injury ...

The elderly are less dependent thanks to ICT

Researchers of UPM are participating in the PERSSILAA European project that will develop and verify a new service model to detect and prevent fragility in elderly people. ... Full story

UCLA doctor to lead major trial to prevent fall-related injuries among older people

New patient-centered strategies to be tested in large, multisite trial funded by NIH and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute ... Full story

Gold shapes up as new-age sensor

A wearable pressure sensor that is both highly sensitive and cheap to produce could aid the development of prosthetic skin, touch-on flexible displays and energy harvesting, as well as changing the way vital health signs are monitored. ... Full story

Report on sexual assault and older women

La Trobe researchers have published a ground breaking study on sexual assault against older women. ... Full story

Scientists improve metal detectors for early diagnosis of lifestyle and age-related diseases

Sensors created by chemists at Queen Mary University of London could lead to a set of new tools for researchers to investigate conditions like diabetes resulting in earlier diagnosis and new treatments. ... Full story

Language can help the elderly cope with the challenges of aging, says Stanford professor

By examining conversations of elderly Japanese women, linguist Yoshiko Matsumoto uncovers language techniques that help people move past traumatic events and regain a sense of normalcy. ... Full story

Barriers stop many older Americans from taking driving tests

Evaluations critical to ensure continued competency ... Full story

Homeward Bound: Caring for the Burgeoning Population of Older Adults

By Anne Kavanagh - “She walked into the hospital and came home in a wheelchair,” says her son, Stephen Aitel. Hellen Aitel’s condition deteriorated further after a stint in a rehabilitation center, but she was determined to return to her home near Lake Merced in San Francisco. ... Full story

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