Geriatrics

Functioning of Retinal and Brain Cells can be Prolonged by Vitamin C

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  In an accidental finding, scientists at Oregon Health and Science University have found that nerve cells present in the eyes and elsewhere in the brain require vitamin C for their proper functioning. The result has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. According to Henrique von Gersdorff, a senior author of the study, it was found that the cells in the retina have to be drenched in high doses of vitamin C, inside and outside, for them to function properly. As...

Advantages of Aerobics and Strength-based training for the older men and women

Aerobics and strength based training prevent illness and promote physical fitness. Highly advisable for the elderly, to help them gain health that goes beyond the age-factor! Old age is the phase of life that marks physical weakness, and sinking health. That health deteriorates with age is known to all and sundry, but it certainly is not completely inevitable. Yes! You read it right. It can be controlled. Proper physical exercise and a checked diet are key facilitators to help keep illness at...

Antiaging Medicines delay the aging process : A myth or reality?

Is the antiaging drug that you use actually successful in delaying aging or is it just your illusion? A recent study attempts to look for scientific evidence (if any) behind these antiaging formulae. In today’s society, there is almost nothing that money cannot buy you; it can buy you even age. Supposedly, if the buzz is to be believed, you can manage to minus a few years from your appearance. The Antiaging formulae available in markets globally promise “younger looking skin”. But is this for...

Older Adults at a Higher Risk of Memory Loss

Functional MRI can detect cognitive decline in older adults. Dementia refers to the category of memory loss condition that involves mental deterioration of organic or functional origin. Alzheimer’s is progressive form of dementia that usually starts in the 40s or 50s. The initial symptoms of Alzheimer’s are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness. The sharp decline of memory and independence associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s...

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