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Seniors 04 Jun 2019 | 6:00 AM

Weight change in old age increases dementia risk

A study in South Korea has found that significant weight change, whether increase or decrease, ups an elderly person's risk of developing dementia.

Seniors 21 May 2019 | 6:00 AM

How you play a mobile game detects your risk of Alzheimer’s

There is an internationally-available mobile game that can detect those genetically at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Seniors 26 Feb 2019 | 6:00 AM

Women over 60, it’s just not safe for you to sit down so long

A new study has found that older women who sit for long periods, especially continuously, may increase risk of cardiovascular disease.

Seniors 30 Jun 2018 | 6:10 AM

Guidelines ignore fact that osteoporosis strikes men too

Updated osteoporosis screening guidelines from the US only recommend screening for women at risk, but not for men who also suffer from osteoporosis, albeit at a later age.

Wellness 14 Feb 2018 | 7:03 AM

Edge of a precipice: 7 tips for an emergency room visit

For the elderly, trips to the hospital emergency room are often a tipping point.

Seniors 04 Feb 2018 | 6:00 AM

The importance of preparing older adults for surgery

There is growing awareness that senior citizens can benefit enormously from a thorough preparatory programme before they go under the knife.

Mind 17 Aug 2017 | 6:04 AM

7 easy ways to train your brain to be super-sharp

From food to exercise and just switching your daily routines around, here are ways you can prevent brain ageing and improve your brain health.

Seniors 10 Jul 2015 | 5:00 AM

If you have a heart device, using smartphones may be dangerous

Researchers warn of the possibility that smartphones may interfere with the functioning of heart devices such as pacemakers.

Seniors 05 May 2015 | 7:00 AM

Life lessons from two dying people

Caring for loved ones who’re near the end of life’s journey.

Wellness 08 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM

To live past 100 years

The key to a long life, experts agree, is moderation and involvement.