Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds study

One in two women and one in three men will likely be diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, or stroke in their lifetime, estimate Dutch researchers in an observational study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds studyNearly half of women and a third of men over the age of 45 will develop Parkinson’s, dementia or stroke during their lifetime, a new study says. The three conditions are among the leading causes of mortality and disability in the older population, with global costs estimated to be 2% of the annual world gross […]

Mumbai: BMC takes step to make healthcare accessible to elderly patients

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved a proposal which will help bed-ridden patients and senior citizens access healthcare. This move will help benefit countless elderly patients in all the municipal wards of the city

Mumbai: BMC takes step to make healthcare accessible to elderly patientsThe BMC has gone ahead with a proposal which is sure to help many older adults in Mumbai. The proposal which was put forth to the BMC standing committee by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator, Dr Saeeda Khan. The aim of this initiative is to make it easier for bed-ridden patients to undergo blood test, […]

Simple, yet effective tips for healthy aging

Being free of disease or infirmity is not a requirement for healthy ageing as many older adults have one or more health conditions that, when well controlled, have little influence on their well-being

Simple, yet effective tips for healthy agingHealthy ageing is about creating the environments and opportunities that enable people to be and do what they value throughout their lives. Everybody can experience healthy ageing. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines healthy ageing “as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age.” Functional ability is about […]

Joint replacement surgeries: Why do senior citizens hesitate?

Senior knee and hip surgeon, Dr Kaushal Malhan who is attached to Fortis Hospital, Mulund, busts various myths of the elderly, who hesitate to opt for joint replacement surgery and believe in the various myths

Joint replacement surgeries: Why do senior citizens hesitate?The increase in life expectancy, over the years, has resulted in the rise of the population of the elderly. Age and pain go hand in hand, so does the risk of progressively painful health conditions. Today, senior citizens lead an active lifestyle. Some of them are compelled or otherwise even continue to earn a living […]

Study reveals: Daily aspirin could harm healthy seniors

No detectable benefit was seen from regular use of low-dose aspirin for people 70 and older who don’t have heart disease, researchers say

Study reveals: Daily aspirin could harm healthy seniorsTaking aspirin can help protect older adults who have suffered heart attacks, strokes and related complications in the past. But a large, international study has found the drug was unlikely to extend the lives of healthy people over the age of 70. The findings of the research were published in three papers in the New […]

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizens

Mumbaikars above the 60 years of age will now be able to avail of free medical treatment civic-run hospitals. Special wards will be started at KEM, Nair and Sion Hospital

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizensDr Avinash Supe, Dean of civic-run KEM hospital and Director of all major hospitals had submitted the proposal to the health department. The BMC’s Health Committee has accepted the proposal, and now its standing committee has given the approval. Dr Ajay Rane, deputy-dean of KEM Hospital, said, “Special ward will be erected for elderly citizens […]

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 […]

Mumbai: Senior citizens to soon get free treatment at civic-run hospitals

In order to cater to the health issues of the elderly, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with a proposal to provide free treatment them

Mumbai: Senior citizens to soon get free treatment at civic-run hospitalsSoon Mumbaikars above the 60 years of age, will be able to avail of free medical treatment civic-run hospitals. Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of civic-run KEM hospital and Director of all major hospitals had submitted the proposal to the health department. The BMC’s Health Committee has accepted the proposal, and now it has been sent […]

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 […]

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say experts

Senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, often at times go missing from their homes. According to recently released Indian National Crime Records Bureau 2016 - reportedly there are total of 30,767 missing senior citizens. In 2016 alone, 13,236 were reported missing. 17,531 were reported missing from the previous years. Only 9,467 were found, i.e. just 30.8% among these figures

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say expertsOn Wednesday, an incident was reported wherein a senior citizen from Versova went missing and was found after 30 hours in Cuffe Parade. Kiran Sharma (name changed), a 76-year-old suffering from Alzheimer’s and diabetes has no memory of how he reached Cuffe Parade. On Wednesday noon, patrolling policemen spotted Sharma in Cuffe Parade. He couldn’t […]