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, … More 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 … More 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. … More 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 … More 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 … More Healthy Brain, Healthy Heart