Handgrip strength is used to identify sarcopenia and frailty phenotypes, being a potential predictor of mortality in older adults. However, uniformity is lacking in the reference values. Demographic data were collected and cognitive performance, subjective general health, physical activity, anthropometric parameters and nutritional status were assessed and analysed.
People have been aging since the beginning of time. When examining a universal human experience such as agingit can be both interesting and helpful to see how people in other and places and times approached the topic. However, some cultures treat their elderly with more respect and dignity than others.
Petra A. To date most prognoses of older adults in the housing market have been based on average housing preferences and average housing market behaviour of all persons in a certain age cohort. Due to socialcultural and social-economic dynamics, the relationship between age and housing is expected to change for successive cohorts.
When it comes to eldercare research, whose opinion matters the most? Until recently, research on and about older adults has been devoid of a key component: the perspectives of the older adults themselves. Bureau of Sages Open House in December,
The second annual United States of Aging Survey finds older adults value relationships with family and friends above all else—and that includes money. Relationships with friends and family outweigh financial concerns among older Americans seeking fulfillment in their senior years, according to the second annual United States of Aging Survey. When they were asked which factor is most important to maintain a high quality of life in their senior years, staying connected to friends and family was the top choice of 4 in 10 seniors, ahead of having financial means 30 percent.
We all know that family and friends are important, and that the people close to us have a big impact on our health. Now, a team of researchers has found that family support is also important when older people with advanced illnesses think about how the type of care they would prefer as they age. Understanding how we would prefer to be cared for as we age is vital to providing person-centered care.
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We have little chats and talk about life and little things. The really great moments are when he shares stories and experiences. The world changes in many ways, but in so many ways it remains the same.
I have received many comments in response to the publication of my book about the advice older people have for younger generations. Praise is always welcome, but I equally appreciate people who have challenged my way of thinking. One of these is Peter, from Massachusetts.