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Healthy Eating for Elderly

Healthy eating is essential regardless of age. But as we aged, healthy eating helps us in better managing our existing chronic illnesses, increases resistance to diseases and at the same time maintaining good emotional balanced and positive outlook. Why do we need to eat healthily? Live longer and stronger Well-balanced …

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Safe Environment for the Elderly

Introduction Nowadays, more and more elderly choose to age in a place where they used to live. They prefer to stay in environment that they are familiar with compared to living in an institution. Ensuring safe living environment for elderly is crucial as to prevent injuries from falling particularly those …

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Empty Nest Syndrome

Introduction An empty nest syndrome refers to the feeling of loneliness, loss, and grief experienced by many parents or caregivers when the children moved out of the home. This may occur when the children started to live on their own, getting married or leave their childhood homes to further their …

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Healthy Brain

Introduction Aging is associated with progressive losses in function across multiple systems (sensation, cognition, memory, motor control and affect) and they occur with increasing age. Characteristics of brain aging are loss of brain volume (white matter > gray matter) especially in the hippocampus and frontal lobes; loss of myelin; synapses …

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Physical Activity In Elderly

Introduction Across developed regions of the world, inactivity ranks alongside tobacco, alcohol, and obesity as a leading cause of reduced healthy life expectancy. It contributes to several specific health and function problems in old age and has pronounced effects on strength, flexibility, aerobic capacity, walking capacity, balance and mental and …

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Osteoporotic Fracture

Introduction Osteoporotic fractures are emerging as a major public health problem in the aging population. Fractures result in increased morbidity, mortality and health care expenditures. At 50 years of age, 4 in 10 women will experience a hip, vertebral or forearm fracture in their remaining lifetime, and are more likely …

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Medication Management

Introduction The aging of the population, together with the resultant higher rates of chronic diseases and the increasing availability of therapeutic agents, have caused an increase in drug use among the elderly 1. The majority of older people take one or more medications daily to manage their multiple chronic conditions …

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What Should You Do When You Fall

Introduction Fall is defined as an event when a person is unintentionally falling to the ground or lower level usually the floor other than the consequence of sustaining a violent blow, loss of consciousness or sudden onset of paralysis due to stroke or seizure. Falls are common among the older …

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Prevention Of Driving Hazard In The Older Persons

Introduction For the older persons, the risk of injuring themselves and others while driving is higher than that for a younger driver because of various age-associated changes and conditions that are common among the elderly. Driving can sometimes be challenging for older persons as they will likely to notice that …

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