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A healthy lifestyle promises you a longer life devoid of health hazards. “People with healthiest lifestyles lived an average of 5.4 years longer than those with the least healthy lifestyles.”
Acupuncture produced small short-term improvements in pain and function indicating genuine biological effect in treating osteoarthritis.
Alzheimer’s disease has no cure and patients need care more than cure, says Ravi Samuel, Cognitive Behavior & Cognitive Rehabilitation Psychotherapist.
Antidepressants may provide little benefit in dementia patients suffering from depression, a study suggests. They appear to increase adverse effects instead.
So far the food frequency questionnaire (FFQs) used on the elderly to assess diet-related disease risks were actually those meant for younger subjects.
ParkFit, a multifaceted behavioral change programme, fails to enhance the overall physical activity in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Transplantation of dopaminergic neurons by stem cells can produce relief for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Gripping over 2 million elderly people worldwide, Alzheimer’s disease is a serious neurological condition, still devoid of an appropriate treatment.
According to a new study, daily medicines such as acne pills, antibiotics and other medications that are routinely taken for common problems can help counter dementia.
A daily dose of vitamin B could greatly slow the onset of dementia and guard against Alzheimer's disease.
There are over 24 million people with dementia and its incidence is on the rise. Prevention through lifestyle changes is the sensible way to a dementia-free life.
Diet taken by elderly people may not affect their health, says a study. However, those who are wise with their food intake are likely to enjoy good health.
Does omega-3 fatty acids protect against cognitive decline in older adults? The debate is still on.
Donepezil, which is currently used in mild-to-moderate cases of Alzheimer’s disease, may be useful in severe cases as well, according to a recent study.
People aged 80 or more should have their blood pressure checked regularly. The beneficial effect on incidence of complications such as stroke and heart failure is seen early.
Aging is a natural process but mostly elders develop a negative attitude towards life in this inevitable phase of life. This negativity results in health deterioration.
Euthanasia is defined as ‘the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependant human being for his or her alleged benefit’
Regular exercise can keep neuro-degenerative Alzheimer’s disease in check by replacing toxic molecule with beneficial molecule
Seniors have fulfilled their family commitments and look forward to spending their last days basking in the love, care and concern of their family.
Elderly people are commonly susceptible to fluid and electrolyte balance due to age-related changes, diseases and medications.
A recent study indicates that eating more of carbohydrate rich food could be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease, in older men.
Mental training and solving puzzles on a daily basis helps improve and preserve mental abilities at old age, suggests a study.
Late life depression is a serious problem amongst elderly. Depression, stress, loneliness could lead to the development of conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and physical impairment.
Researchers at Sweden’s Lund University carried out a study on rats to reveal how Parkinson's disease spreads throughout the brain.
A Swedish study indicated that omega-3 fatty acids have the potential to delay onset of metabolic disorders and associated cognitive decline.
The question - are arthritis patients on opioid analgesics more prone to fractures compared to those who take NSAIDs for arthritis pain find answer here.
A pressure ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when constant pressure is placed against the skin. With appropriate treatment, the agony caused by pressure ulcer can be reduced.
Medindia interviewed Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan, a Palliative Care expert on caring and supporting the patient and the family to improve their quality of life while tackling life-limiting illnesses.
Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency is found to be increased among older people even without any known gastrointestinal disease or diabetes mellitus.
Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), is a research program that promises to be a boon to those who are at risk of developing Parkinson’s and also to those who are afflicted with it.
Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by one of the five hepatotropic viruses. It can manifest itself in two forms - acute or chronic.
Tau proteins are produced and accumulated in the brain cells due to stress, according to a new study carried out on mice by scientists at the San Diego school of medicine.
Dr. R.Thara, Director of SCARF (Schizophrenia Research Foundation) interview on the challenge of diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating people with schizophrenia.
Elderly are prone to gaining weight easily due to a slowdown in the body’s basal metabolic rate. It takes longer for the elderly to digest food as compared to the young.
Sneha Deepam, meaning 'a light of love' is a Home care or Domiciliary Care service provider in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Interview gives insight into such services in India.
Testosterone, a vital male hormone, largely responsible for the development and enhancement of male vitality. Testosterone replacement therapy may help older men get a better control over their health.
Laughing keeps you in good health and The Laughing Club is all set on a rolling, laughing marathon through life to keep oneself hale and healthy.
Prevalence of tinnitus in a large group of elderly patients with CHF and to define the relationship between the occurrence of tinnitus and the severity and prognosis of CHF.
Patients with chronic lung diseases are at a risk for vitamin D deficiency. Clinical trials are in process to test the potential of Vitamin D correction therapies for asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis.
We care for our elders and may seem harsh by stopping them and curbing their independence - but good in the long run.
Wii-based Movement Therapy improves function of the upper limb in stroke patients and helps patients to gain more independence.
A study will be conducted to assess the effect of two herbal preparations, Bacopa and Pycnogenol in the elderly.
World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st, 2008, embodying the theme ‘No time to lose’ recognizes the role of caregivers as the backbone of care, support and management of Alzheimer’s disease.
September 21st 2010 is celebrated globally as World Alzheimer's Day with the theme “Dementia: It’s time for action”.
September 21st, 2007 is celebrated worldwide as World Alzheimer’s Day. The theme for this year is ‘No Time to Lose’.
World Alzheimer's Day falls on September 21st, 2009, embodying the theme, 'Diagnosing Dementia: See It Sooner'.
World Alzheimer’s Day celebrated on September 21st, 2011, seeks to educate the public about the early signs of dementia with its theme ‘ Faces of Dementia’.
The entire world’s a stage, and we are mere actors, echoed The Bard, eons ago. As the curtains go down slowly for those in the grips of this crippling disease, today on World Alzheimer’s day,
Medindia special report addresses the inadequacy in care of the elderly and highlights some shoocking reports of barbaric treatment being offered to the aging poulation.
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