The global population is ageing. Life expectancy has increased to 70 years or more in many countries. In 2020, for the first time in history, individuals aged 60 or older outnumbered children under the age of five. These remarkable gains are due to improved public health, better nutrition, better healthcare and, most recently, employing technological innovations, big data and artificial intelligence to improve healthy life expectancy … Continue reading What is the biggest benefit technology will have on ageing and longevity?
As many already know, Japan has the largest population of people over 65 in the world at 25 percent in 2013. Since the Japanese are known for their longevity, this number may seem like an isolated phenomenon but the rest of the world is catching up. Almost every major country went through a birthing boom after World War II and people are starting to wonder … Continue reading Low Birth Rates and Unemployment: The Effects of Changing Demographics in Italy and Japan
Our body is home to about 300 to 500 different types of bacteria. They can be found in our gastrointestinal tract. While some of these bacteria are good and some bad, all of them are crucial to our gut health. Telling if our gut is healthy does not require us to act upon our feelings. There are clear signs that indicate a healthy gut, more … Continue reading Your gut and how it feels
Does the facility offer memory care options? Not all aged care facilities are created alike. Some offer memory care options, while others do not. Independent living facilities, for example, are geared toward older adults who are able to live an active lifestyle. Assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities (also known as nursing homes) may offer memory care options for people with dementia. Before choosing … Continue reading Four Key Questions When Choosing A Residential Care Facility
FirstCare Nursing Homes is an Irish-owned nursing home group committed to providing residential care services for older adults and frail patients for over 14 years. In this interview, Jane Bryne, the project coordinator for dementia care, discusses improving brain and heart health. How are the brain and heart connected? The brain and heart are two vital organs in the human body. Unknown to many, the … Continue reading Healthy Brain, Healthy Heart
Risky drinking – defined as drinking at levels that put a person at risk of medical or social problems – has for centuries been viewed as an affliction of youth and immaturity. Yet, as the first wave of baby boomers reach retirement age, a startling trend is revealing itself: older adults are now drinking more than any previous cohort of retirees, with over 40 percent of older … Continue reading Alcohol And Ageing: The International Trends Worrying Health Researchers