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Over 2,000 elderly and differently-abled people get COVID-19 vaccine at home in Ahmedabad
India

Over 2,000 elderly and differently-abled people get COVID-19 vaccine at home in Ahmedabad

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation on 7 October launched this special facility for those above the age of 50 years and differently-abled above the age of 18

UK to launch COVID-19 vaccine booster programme next week for vulnerable groups
World

UK to launch COVID-19 vaccine booster programme next week for vulnerable groups

Health minister Sajid Javid also approved a controversial proposal to offer jabs to children aged 12-15 as concern mounts about the spread of the virus in schools

Dementia risk higher in 50-70 year-olds who sleep for less than six hours, finds study
science

Dementia risk higher in 50-70 year-olds who sleep for less than six hours, finds study

Almost 8,000 people participated since 1985 with them either self-reporting their sleep duration or wearing monitors.

Elderly with hearing difficulties experienced memory loss, loneliness during COVID-19 lockdown
World

Elderly with hearing difficulties experienced memory loss, loneliness during COVID-19 lockdown

Face masks act as a barrier to communication and are problematic for people with hearing loss who also rely on lip-reading and facial expression.

AstraZeneca vaccine is 80.4%, Pfizer vaccine is 71.4% effective in elderly people: Study
science

AstraZeneca vaccine is 80.4%, Pfizer vaccine is 71.4% effective in elderly people: Study

Although the vaccine developers and WHO insist that the vaccine is effective among people aged over 65, several countries advise against administering it.

COVID-19 vaccine effective in elderly says AstraZeneca after German govt doubts efficacy
World

COVID-19 vaccine effective in elderly says AstraZeneca after German govt doubts efficacy

Earlier reports said that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine efficacy is as low as eight percent in adults over 65 years.

COVID-19: Health minister says Indian govt never said it will vaccinate the entire country
India

COVID-19: Health minister says Indian govt never said it will vaccinate the entire country

"By July-August, we have a plan to provide vaccines to around 25-30 crore people," Health Minster Harsh Vardhan said.

Caring for the elderly: COVID-19, other diseases that pose high health risk for older adults in winters
Health

Caring for the elderly: COVID-19, other diseases that pose high health risk for older adults in winters

Taking care of the health of this growing population of the elderly in India is an immense responsibility and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic has brought it into more focus

Future generations will face greater health problems due to climate change: Health report
science

Future generations will face greater health problems due to climate change: Health report

The elderly, poor and the sick hurt most during extreme heat with overheating, respiratory disease and kidney problems.

The Grey Factor
India

The Grey Factor

Within three decades, India will be a country of old women and men. The burgeoning greying population will mostly be alone, lonely, vulnerable and ill, with no one to take care of them. Are we ready for an old society?

Remove 'bail-in' clause in FRDI Bill as deposits only way of saving money for elderly, pensioners: Assocham
Business

Remove 'bail-in' clause in FRDI Bill as deposits only way of saving money for elderly, pensioners: Assocham

Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat says bail-in concept especially for depositors should be completely done away with

Elderly people are increasingly getting marginalised due to digital illiteracy: Agewell Foundation Survey
News & Analysis

Elderly people are increasingly getting marginalised due to digital illiteracy: Agewell Foundation Survey

The elderly find themselves at sea while using computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones.

Elderly care: Measuring brain activity may help predict risk of falls
Life

Elderly care: Measuring brain activity may help predict risk of falls

Measuring the level of brain activity in healthy older adults while they are walking can predict their risk of falling, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin scientist

Smartphone apps are helping the elderly stay connected
News & Analysis

Smartphone apps are helping the elderly stay connected

For the elderly in India, mobile messaging with call option has changed the way they used to communicate with their loved ones in the past.

Latest Census data shows youth surge: Nearly 41% of India's population is below the age of 20
India

Latest Census data shows youth surge: Nearly 41% of India's population is below the age of 20

The latest census 2011 data released on Tuesday shows that around 41 percent of the population in India is below 20 years old.

Society, govt ill-equipped to take care of elderly: Vice President Hamid Ansari
India

Society, govt ill-equipped to take care of elderly: Vice President Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday said that the society and government are ill-equipped to take care of elderly.

Grandma’s got the zumba moves: Singapore seniors prove they've still got it
Life

Grandma’s got the zumba moves: Singapore seniors prove they've still got it

Many of us can easily whip out our running shoes or head to the gym. Some seniors, however, because of their ailments, no longer exercise or attend any fitness classes.

Age no far: In Britain, more than one third of elderly still engage in frequent sex
Life

Age no far: In Britain, more than one third of elderly still engage in frequent sex

Contrary to popular misconceptions, a significant study has found that older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties.

Pope labels Europe 'tired' due to low birth rates, lethargy
World

Pope labels Europe 'tired' due to low birth rates, lethargy

Pope Francis criticised Europe for becoming what he called "tired" because of low birth rates and the increasing numbers of young people who neither work nor study.

These 4 charts show India doesn't give a damn about the old
Economy

These 4 charts show India doesn't give a damn about the old

Insurance penetration in India is among the lowest in the world: