Here’s what to do if an #OlderPerson suffers a heart attack

A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die. Most of the time, older adults are dependent on family members or caregivers to understand the signs and to get medical aid

Here’s what to do if an #OlderPerson suffers a heart attackHeart attacks are very common amongst the elderly. According to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, heart disease is the leading cause of death in India (17.8% of all the deaths), figures rising by 53% compared to 2005. Over the last 60 years, congenital heart disease prevalence has increased from 1% to 9-10% in […]

Pune: 25% of elderly people have experienced abuse at some point, states survey

Elderly abuse is a global problem. The reasons and manifestation are different depending upon demographic and geographic locations. Whereas it is true in the Indian context, it must be relevant to the rest of the world. Indian culture is automatically respectful and supportive of the elders

Pune: 25% of elderly people have experienced abuse at some point, states surveySo why has abuse of the elders become a daunting challenge in India? How far is it similar or different from the rest of the world? A physician from Pune has recently done a survey on elderly abuse in Pune. It was found that about 25% of elderly experienced abuse at various public and government […]

Senior citizens are prone to these 15 illnesses

With seniors accounting for 12 per cent of the world’s population­–and rapidly increasing to over 22 per cent worldwide by 2050 - it’s important to understand the challenges faced by people as they age. Having a healthy lifestyle can help them deal with normal ageing changes

Senior citizens are prone to these 15 illnessesFundamental truths: Exercising, eating nutritious food and relaxing will help old age be disease free. Having a body mass index less than 25 will lower the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Healthy elders often experience a decline in: Visual and verbal memory Immediate memory, like the ability to name objects Hearing and vision […]

Simple and effective ways to reduce fall risk in elderly people

From making changes at home to reviewing your medications, here are five simple ways you can reduce your risk of falls and injuries

Simple and effective ways to reduce fall risk in elderly peopleFalls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, at times leading to long-term complications and discouraging them from being physically active. Here are a few simple and effective steps one can take to reduce their risk. Regular eye check-ups Eye health plays an important role here, if you are sensitive to light or […]

Study finds, good mental ability and grip strength may prevent disability in older adults

To learn more about how and whether being strong can ward off disability, a team of researchers examined information from a study called SHARE

Study finds, good mental ability and grip strength may prevent disability in older adultsAs we age, we may develop certain disabilities that make it difficult to walk, climb, balance, or maintain our fine motor skills. In turn, these changes can affect our ability to perform routine, daily tasks, which can lead to a loss of independence and reduced quality of life. However, experts say that it is often […]

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia have difficulties performing the daily activities that others might consider routine

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’sDementia takes a toll on those who live with it—and it also places a burden on caregivers. Along with problems connected to memory, language, and decision-making, dementia can cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, changes in mood, increased irritability, and changes in personality and behaviour. People who have AD/dementia also have twice the risk […]

Mediterranean diet may help slow down bone loss

A new clinical discovered that seniors with osteoporosis who followed a Mediterranean-like diet for 12 months had a much slower rate of hip bone loss than peers who did not follow the diet

Mediterranean diet may help slow down bone lossOsteoporosis increases the risk of fracture by reducing bone mass and degenerating the structure of bone tissue. Hip fracture is common in older people with osteoporosis. This adds to a growing body of research on the many health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, whole grains, and olive […]

Jaslok Hospital launches one of its kind geriatric clinic for seniors

Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre launched one of a kind Geriatric Clinic at its hospital premises on Pedder Road on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The event was graced by award winning actress Padma Shri Shashikala who inaugurated the clinic along with other dignitaries

Jaslok Hospital launches one of its kind geriatric clinic for seniorsEven though India is a young country, it’s important to understand and combat the healthcare issues faced by the elderly. According to statistics, in Asia as a whole, the proportion of the elderly is expected to increase from 10.5 per cent to 22.4 per cent during 2012–2050. India is situated in the grip of an […]

Senior citizen rights: Maha government forms a committee, to receive action plan in three months 

The state government has formed a committee to implement the senior citizen policy in an effective manner. The committee will submit its action plan within three months

Senior citizen rights: Maha government forms a committee, to receive action plan in three months According to the 2011 census, India has around 104 million people, who are over the age of 60. And, of that, around 11 lakh senior citizens are registered with the Federation of Senior Citizens Organisation of Maharashtra. Earlier this month, around 100 odd senior citizens protested at Churchgate railway station, demanding old age homes, and […]