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Rewind the clock: Study on mice show positive results to stop ageing process
science

Rewind the clock: Study on mice show positive results to stop ageing process

It is not yet clear how much PGE2 is too much, and how it accumulates over a lifetime.

Fifty percent of elderly suffer from chronic diseases, 40 percent are disabled: LASI Wave 1 report
science

Fifty percent of elderly suffer from chronic diseases, 40 percent are disabled: LASI Wave 1 report

The LASI Wave 1 field survey, conducted across 35 states and UT from April 2017 to December 2018, was released by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

World Alzheimer's Day: Has the foremost cause of dementia become a public health crisis?
science

World Alzheimer's Day: Has the foremost cause of dementia become a public health crisis?

The number of patients with AD is projected to triple by 2050, with much of the growth attributed to the elderly age bracket.

25,000 coronavirus deaths globally: Here's how the most vulnerable can stay safe
Health

25,000 coronavirus deaths globally: Here's how the most vulnerable can stay safe

The Coronavirus Resource Center by John Hopkins University and Medicine reported that the disease has spread to 176 countries with over 5,53,000 confirmed cases.

Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry
science

Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry

Research has shown that some individuals carry variants of genes that risk them developing Alzheimer’s in life.

World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease
science

World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease

Maintaining physical, social and mental health is a key part of reducing dementia risk, and thereby, Alzheimer's.

World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?
science

World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?

In India alone, more than 4 million people suffer from some sort of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.

Inside 'Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha': Two women ponder life and death in UP's Lahra village
long-reads

Inside 'Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha': Two women ponder life and death in UP's Lahra village

In Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha, Tanuja Chandra shows how empowering it can be to live life on your own terms during old age. Set in Uttar Pradesh's Lahra village, it follows the shared existence of her aunts, which is as colourful and thriving as the garden they lovingly tend to in their house

Playlist for Life: Personalized music can help dementia patients, say experts
science

Playlist for Life: Personalized music can help dementia patients, say experts

Playlist for Life charity encourages families to find out which pieces of music trigger happy memories for their older relatives.

Greying India's silver lining
India

Greying India's silver lining

In its obsessive quest to draw the demographic dividend, is India missing a big opportunity?

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?

102-year-old man charged with indecent assault against 92-year-old woman in Sydney; to appear in court next month
World

102-year-old man charged with indecent assault against 92-year-old woman in Sydney; to appear in court next month

Police declined to give details of the alleged crime, but said the incident took place around lunchtime on Tuesday and was reported to police. Officers arrived on the scene, not far from Bondi Beach in Sydney, and took the man into custody. If convicted, he could face up to seven years in jail.

AIIMS to adopt 50 physically challenged elderly people from old age homes
India

AIIMS to adopt 50 physically challenged elderly people from old age homes

The AIIMS in association with an NGO would adopt 50 elderly people, who are economically and physically challenged

Delhi among least abusive cities towards elderly, Bengaluru worst for senior citizens: Report
India

Delhi among least abusive cities towards elderly, Bengaluru worst for senior citizens: Report

Nearly 1 in every 2 elderly people faced abuse in public spaces across India and Delhi was among the least abusive cities, a report by HelpAge India has claimed

People with more life skills tend to enjoy better health, less depression in old age: Study
Life

People with more life skills tend to enjoy better health, less depression in old age: Study

People with higher scores on life skills — such as emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness — are more likely to experience a broad range of health benefits and positive social outcomes in their old age, a study suggests.

Increase in crimes against senior citizens in Chennai forces them to shift to retirement homes
India

Increase in crimes against senior citizens in Chennai forces them to shift to retirement homes

Crime statistics, along with regular media reports of crimes against senior citizens has resulted in many senior citizens feeling unsafe in Chennai and Tamil Nadu.

Age is just a number: Bengal's 91-year-old 'Chacha' fights another election
Politics

Age is just a number: Bengal's 91-year-old 'Chacha' fights another election

The Congress' Gyan Singh Sohanpal is the oldest candidate in the West Bengal assembly polls, seeking his 11th term as a legislator at the ripe age of 91.

How well have you planned for your post-retirement phase?
Business

How well have you planned for your post-retirement phase?

LIC’s Jeevan Akshay is an excellent plan for people to choose for their post-retirement planning.

Photos: Awaiting death and nirvana at Salvation House, Varanasi
India

Photos: Awaiting death and nirvana at Salvation House, Varanasi

The city of Varanasi, on the banks of the River Ganges, is widely considered Hinduism's holiest city and many Hindus believe that dying there and having their remains scattered in the Ganges allows their soul to escape a cycle of death and rebirth, attaining "moksha" or salvation. "Mukti Bhavan" or "Salvation House", is a charity-run hostel that caters for people who wish to come to Varanasi to die. Guests can normally stay up to two weeks after which, if they haven't yet passed away, they are gently asked to leave.

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: