Due to the different way older people sweat, research shows that using a fan to cool down can actually cause harm to the elderly. In young people, who sweat in response to a hot environment, a fan causes the evaporation of the sweat away from the skin, taking the heat energy with it. This process…

One of the major issues seniors often have to grapple with is balance and gait. There are various exercises that can alleviate the issue since if it is not managed well, it can result in falls. Given the weakened bones of the elderly, falling is no simple matter and can then spiral into a whole…

Singapore’s Sata CommHealth recently launched a pilot project monitoring elderly health via technology. The devices – which are Bluetooth-enabled – collects health-related data like blood glucose level, pulse rate and blood pressure in seniors in their homes on a daily basis. Monitored by Sata CommHealth (a voluntary welfare organization for community healthcare) the device will…

The news is good for people getting on in years. Over the past few decades’ lifespans have been lengthening, and the time spent healthily enjoying those extra years has also been growing. Today many people do not get ill until the very end of their lives. Here are some tips on how to live longer…

Seniors can really benefit from music. There are so many restrictions the elderly population often has due to slower movement, brain activity slowdown and other chronic conditions related to aging, but music never changes. In fact, from birth til death (so long as one does not become deaf) people can really benefit from music without…

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