Care for older people

Videogames among risk factors for Alzheimer’s

2017.08.08

Playing violent "shooter" video games can damage the brain and might even increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers claim. A study by the University of Montréal has shown habitual players of action games have ...

A belt that helps people with Parkinson’s not to fall

2017.08.01

A belt that helps people with Parkinson’s in balancing their movements. This is the latest innovation by researchers at the University of Houston. They have created a wearable belt lined with vibrating actuators that ...

Free pizza for all elderly citizens living alone

2017.07.31

Pizza for everyone. In Bagno a Ripoli, near Florence, the local administration and the Red Cross created a project that provides free pizza door-to-door for the elderly. The target are old people who social ...

If anaesthesia is among the causes of Alzheimer’s

2017.07.31

Over65 hit by postoperative delirium risk Alzheimer’s three times more than other old patients. It has been affirmed by an American study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. Authors have involved a sample ...

Opera finds new audience in care homes

2017.07.25

Improving the lives of residents in care homes through the Opera. This is the goal pursued in England by the Six Characters project. An initiative that has led to dozens of care homes, dementia ...

10 recommendations to prevent Alzheimer’s

2017.07.20

A third of Alzheimer’s cases could be avoided if people had correct life habits. A truth unveiled by The Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care in a report presented today at ...