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Social isolation puts elderly at health risk
One in five elderly adults in the US is socially isolated from family or friends, increasing their risks for poor mental and physical health, as well as higher rates of mortality, according to a University of Michigan study.
Japanese prisons cope with swelling ranks of elderly inmates
A gaunt, 92-year-old man in a wheelchair sunbathes in a narrow courtyard, motionless, his eyes closed. Nearby, a few dozen other elderly men with short grey hair exercise slowly as an instructor gently calls out, "Don't strain yourselves."
Frail elderly face increased risk of delirium after surgery
Older adults who have elective surgery are more likely to experience delirium afterwards when they’re frail, a research review suggested.
Alzheimer's: Elderly warned of taking daytime naps
Daytime dozing could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease in older people, research claimed.
Scientists aim to give AI to robot cat that helps the elderly
Imagine a cat that does not need someone to clean up after it, keeps an older person company and helps them remember to take their medicine.
Tooth loss, gum disease increase frailty risk in the elderly
Bad teeth and gums increases the risk of frailty among the elderly, a new study found.
Over a quarter of elderly at risk of poverty
More than a quarter of those aged 65 and over are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, the highest in a decade, fresh data showed.
Elderly take over smartphones
The small illustrations have a nostalgic feel: One shows four men doing the twist, while another describes kabedon, a current buzzword meaning the thumping sound (don) made when someone puts their hand on a wall (kabe). However, the illustration uses a kappa, a creature from folklore, to make fun of the wall move
Elderly kept indoors for days in UK's care homes
Elderly and vulnerable people in the UK are being denied trips to the loo and kept indoors for days on end, a shock survey found.
New program offers mediation services for caregivers, elderly
Kuʻikahi Mediation Center and West Hawaiʻi Mediation Center, in the US, in partnership with Hawai’i County Office of Aging, have partnered to launch a new program providing mediation and conflict resolution support services for kupuna (older person), caregivers and families on Hawaiʻi Island.
UK's May surprises with change of policy on care for the elderly
British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled a surprise new policy that aims to transfer a greater share of the cost of caring for elderly people from taxpayers to those recipients who can afford to pay for their own care.
South Korean pension reform urgent to curb elderly poverty
South Korea's next government urgently needs to overhaul the country's out-of-date pension system.
Canada’s elderly abuse cases drastically underreported
Elder abuse in Canada is drastically underreported. And this is not new.

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