From oral health to long-term care, elderly health is important for older people. A vast array of services are available in many nations and we discussed some of them on the blog last month. UAE is particularly interesting because there is a high regard for elders within the family structure, among other reasons. Let’s take a look at what happened this past month at Global Health Aging.
On the Blog
- What Does Elderly Health Mean in the UAE? – Namratha Rao
- Expectations and Reality: A Review of Long-Term Care – Max Gottlieb
- Increasing Access to Oral Health Care for the Elderly – Diana Kingsbury
In the News
- Nation’s sickest seniors reshape health care – USA Today
- A Group Portrait of New York’s ‘Oldest Old’– The New York Times
- ‘Ageing is not the problem. Our failure to adapt is’ – Independent.ie
- Elder abuse lowest in India among other Asian countries – The Indian Express
- South Africa is failing to address malnutrition in its older people – HealthCanal
- America’s gray-and-brown future: The elderly and Latinos – Houston Chronicle
- The Promise of Prometheus – Golden Aging in Europe and Central Asia – The World Bank
June Peer Reviews
- Electrophysiological Correlates of Subitizing in Healthy Aging – PLoS One
- Non-monotonic reorganization of brain networks with Alzheimer’s disease progression – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
- The trajectory of life. Decreasing physiological network complexity through changing fractal patterns – Frontiers in Physiology
- Grip strength measured by high precision dynamometry in healthy subjects from 5 to 80 years – BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Tai Chi Training may Reduce Dual Task Gait Variability, a Potential Mediator of Fall Risk, in Healthy Older Adults: Cross-Sectional and Randomized Trial Studies – Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
- Outcome measures for hand function naturally reveal three latent domains in older adults: strength, coordinated upper extremity function, and sensorimotor processing – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal provides easy to understand, scientific evidence about how to stay healthy, active and engaged as we grow older. The Portal:
- Makes sense of the science: Experts identify key messages from scientific research that is relevant and ready to be acted on.
- Provides information you can trust: There are many free online health resources but it is hard to know which are worth a closer look. The Portal offers expert evaluation to tell users whether those resources are based on scientific research.
- Puts the research in context: Experts provide commentary on what the scientific research on a topic actually means and why good science matters.
- Shares important health news on the site and Twitter: @Mac_AgingNews tweets about emerging health news, evidence and related information from the Portal.
The Portal, which is part of McMaster’s Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative, also provides customizable email alerts about new evidence and resources added to the site. Visit the Facebook page here
- Jul 6-8 | San Francisco, CA: Neurological Disorders Summit 2015
- July 27-28 | Washington, DC: 2015 Healthy Aging Summit
- Sept 1-3 | Orlando, FL: Meals on Wheels Annual Conference and Expo
- Oct 27-28 | Santa Clara, CA: HealthTech Conference
- Oct-Nov | U.S. Cities: Open Source Age of Disruption Tour
- Oct 13-15 | Chicago, IL: SMASH 2015
Just for Fun
- 8 Uplifting Tales Of Coping With Dementia – BuzzFeed
- Make The Lives Of The Elderly Better: Give Them Bike Rides – Fast Company
- Awesome Elderly Street Artists Destroy Age Stereotypes In Portugal – Bored Panda
- And a quote to keep you inspired till next month!