Tag: elderly

New Study: Vitamin D & Light Exercise Prevents Falls For Elderly


Researchers at the School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University in Japan studied 91 elderly subjects who were fragile and institutionalized in nursing homes for a three month period. One group received counseling on falls, and was given two individualized and one group exercise class each week, and had objects that were hazards for falling…

New Study: Zinc Supplementation Improves Immune System Function in the Elderly

Immune System

Supplementing elderly people in a nursing home with Zinc improves the Function of their Immune System Zinc is a micro-mineral, meaning we need less of it than others. As far as the amount of a mineral the body requires on a daily basis, it may be split into two groups of minerals – macrominerals and…

New Research: Physical Risks of Loneliness in the Elderly


A recent study by the University of Chicago found that feelings of intense loneliness may increase an older person’s chance of premature death by up to 14 percent. Scientists found that feeling lonely may have close to the same impact on premature death in the elderly as low socioeconomic status, which has been found to…