A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderly

Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly and a marker of poor physical and cognitive status. Studies in Indian population have shown that incidence of falls in elderly (60 years of age and above) ranges from 14 per cent to 52 per cent

A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderlyWhen a person grows older, mobility concerns come in to play. Falls are one of the major health problems amongst senior citizens and a common cause of injury in this age group; an event which is most of the times accidental and seen mainly in elderly individuals. Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity […]

Japanese man with arm like ‘Popeye’ baffles doctors

In the man's case, the Popeye sign occurred because the man tore one of his biceps tendons. Tendons are the tissues that connect muscle to bone; the biceps muscle is attached to the shoulder bone by two tendons, and to the elbow bone by one tendon. An MRI showed he had a complete tear of the long head of the biceps tendon, according to the case report

Japanese man with arm like ‘Popeye’ baffles doctorsHe might not be a sailor or have a girlfriend named Olive Oyl, but a man in Japan did share something in common with the cartoon character named Popeye — a bulging biceps in his left upper arm, a new report of the man’s case reveals. The 79-year-old man’s visible bulge in the middle of […]

Feeling older? Learn how to embrace it

In society, youthfulness is glorified and getting older is cast as something to avoid, but as your age increases, your quality of life does not necessarily have to decrease, said experts

Feeling older? Learn how to embrace itThe realisation that you are getting older can come in waves. You watch movies and point to the actors, saying: “She’s dead. Oh, he’s dead, too.” Your parents move to a retirement community they call God’s waiting room. You hear more snap, crackle and pop in your joints than in your breakfast cereal. What is […]

Prolonged sitting associated with an increased risk of death, reveals a new study

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans states that adults aged 18 to 64 and those aged 65 and older should aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity every week. For adults who are unable to meet these guidelines, it is recommended that "they should be as physically active as their abilities and conditions allow

Prolonged sitting associated with an increased risk of death, reveals a new studySedentary behaviour may increase the death risk for frail adults who aged 50 and the older, who have low levels of physical activity, a new study suggests. According to statistics from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, just 44.9 per cent of older adults aged 65 to 74 met the physical activity guidelines last year. […]

New study suggests slow walking speed linked with increased dementia risk

These findings suggest walking speed could be a predictor of future cognitive impairment in older adults. With an estimated 47 million people diagnosed with dementia and 9.9 million new cases every year, it's imperative to focus on prevention and early treatment to delay the progression of the disease

New study suggests slow walking speed linked with increased dementia riskThe way we walk can say a lot about us; fast walkers are seen as individuals with high energy, while slow walkers are seen as more relaxed. Our gait can reveal more than just our personality – it may also predict our brain health. A recent study published in Neurology suggests there’s a link between […]