Wednesday 23rd May 2018,
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Elderly

Summer heat can be dangerous for the elderly. 6 tips to protect them

Summer heat can be dangerous for the elderly. 6 tips to protect them

Summer heat can be rough for the elderly. Take them for a walk in the evenings or go swimming with them, suggest experts. Mukesh Mehra, senior consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Max Hospital, and Angeli Misra, co-founder at Lifeline Laboratory, list a few ways to take care of senior citizens: * Try to plan activities [...]

April 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Summer heat can be dangerous for the elderly. 6 tips to protect them

Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia than those with faster walking speeds, researchers have found. The findings, led by Ruth A. Hackett, from the University College London, showed that people who experienced a faster decline in walking speed over a two-year period were also at higher risk [...]

March 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She didn’t anticipate being asked if she cooks for herself. If she has friends in her high-rise. Or if she could spell lunch backward. Wittwer’s care is part of a new approach to older patients as [...]

February 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

Elderly blind woman raped in UP

Elderly blind woman raped in UP

A 60-year-old blind woman was allegedly raped by an unidentified person in a village in Badaut area here, police said today. The incident took place on Friday when an unidentified person entered the house of the woman and raped her, they said. Police said a complaint in this regard was registered by the victim yesterday. [...]

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