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Smart home tech makes inroads into China's emerging elderly care market
Charging elderly clients just one yuan or about 15 cents a day, little-known Lanchuang Network Technology Corp. has embarked on one of the most ambitious undertakings in aged care by a private sector firm in China.
High cholesterol could triple risk of dementia in elderly
High cholesterol could triple the risk of an elderly person developing dementia, a study warned.
Poor cognition raises bad oral health in elderly
The study included 4,416 adults aged 50 years and above. According to previous studies, older adults with just 10-19 teeth are at a higher risk of malnutrition in addition to higher rates of weight loss and lower appetite.
Long-term elderly care insurance program benefits 186,000 in Shanghai
About 186,000 elderly people in Shanghai, on China’s central coast, have benefitted from the city's long-term care insurance pilot program, according to the Office of the China National Working Commission on Aging.
Elderly people should try weightlifting and protein powders to fight frailty
For most pensioners, retirement is the time to take the weight off one's shoulders.
31% of Korean elderly people land low-wage jobs after retirement
Thirty-one percent of people aged 65 or older held low-wage jobs, such as cleaners or security guards for flats, last year after their retirement, a report said on Monday.
Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors in US
In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private ‘Medicare Advantage’ insurance plans.
China to launch campaign on respecting elderly
A one-month-long campaign will be launched to encourage Chinese society to respect and love senior citizens, the Office of the National Working Commission on Aging said.
Almost 1,000 elderly people a day needlessly admitted to hospital amid social care crisis
Almost 1,000 elderly people a day are being admitted to hospital needlessly amid a crisis in social care, Age UK has found.
UK’s numbers of elderly in 24-hour care set to double by 2035
The number of people aged 85 and over needing 24-hour care in the UK is set to double, said a new study, as an expert warned the care system is ‘at breaking point’.
Hong Kong's elderly cardboard collectors being sent packing
Her fingers are bent from 20 years of collecting cardboard from Hong Kong's streets, but Au Fung-lan said she has no desire to give up the grueling work.
For Greece's austerity-hit elderly, bailout ‘will never end’
With two euros in his pocket, Yorgos Vagelakos, an 81-year-old retired factory worker, scouted the farmer’s market in his working-class Athens neighborhood for anything he can afford.
Elderly suicides in Singapore rose to all-time high in 2017
Suicides among the elderly in Singapore rose to an all-time high last year, even though the overall number of suicides fell to its lowest in five years.
Why are elderly increasingly more inclined to live alone?
For decades, the elderly in Spain have shown a preference for living at home, either alone or with their partners, instead of sharing a home with relatives of other generations. A study by the University of Granada delves into the reasons for this trend.

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