Physiological changes in older adult - Immune system and the older adult

Immune System And The Older Adult         With the onset of age, the ability of the human system to fight infection and other health problems is seriously impaired. This is because the immune system in someone of advanced years does not perform as competently as it used to.

The reason is that it is incapable of producing lymphocytes, or not in the required numbers. Lymphocytes are cells produced by the lymph glands, necessary to the body’s manufacture of antibodies which fight infection.More...

 

Physiological Changes In Older Adult

Physiological Changes In Older Adult

As we age, our bodies undergo physical and physiological changes. Physiological changes in older adults can cause certain health-related problems, which have to be addressed properly by the doctor. Here are some physiological changes that occur in older adults:More...

Risk Factors Of Frailty In Older Adults

Risk Factors Of Frailty In Older Adults

Frailty is best described as a syndrome of loss of energy, muscle mass and strength, intolerance to exercise and diminished physiological reserve. Decreased immune function is also associated with frailty. With increased longevity, more and more people are living past the age of 80 and exhibiting typical symptoms of frailty. This is more in women than men because women have a longer lifespan.More...

Spiritual Life And Older Adults

Spiritual Life And Older Adults

Many are of the opinion that spirituality and religion are one and the same. But this, in fact, is far from the case. All individuals have a spiritual element but not every individual is religious. Religion may be termed as the physical manifestation of spirituality. It represents the rituals, practices and organization of one’s convictions. Spirituality has far wider connotations.More...

 

 

Brain Games for Older Adults

Brain Games for Older Adults

A stronger brain to improve concentration and help avoid distraction comes from keeping it active. Researchers have found that attention training can change the activity of the brain, giving older adults an ability to block distractions and improve concentration.More...

 

Driving And Older Adult

Driving And Older Adult

Loss of driving privileges can be a big loss and a major blow to a person’s independence. It limits his ability to perform tasks that he would otherwise have handled for years, like shopping, working, maintaining social connections, etc. On the other hand, unsafe drivers can be a life-threatening danger to themselves and others.More...