ARTICLES RELATING TO ELDERLY

This striking photo series shows what tattoos look like as you age

2019-12-01 12:38

TattooAge is a Dutch project showcasing elderly people with ink. The aim is to highlight that you're never too old to have a tattoo.

Undertakers find 80-year-old man declared dead still alive

2019-11-14 15:44

Relatives of an 80-year-old man have claimed he was still alive when the funeral company came to take away his body after being certified dead by the clinic.

Families left high and dry after Tembisa Old Age Home closes for renovations

2019-07-15 07:30

"Because there is no funding, we had to advise the families to come and at least take their family members because there is now no money and there is nothing we can do. This is not a permanent setup."

Woman didn’t know her sister was dead on their kitchen floor despite being that way for 20 days

2019-05-03 13:08

She told police her sister had fallen but that she couldn’t lift her so instead she dressed her in a nappy and put a pillow under her head.

Project to protect pensioners against alcohol abuse

2019-01-12 07:00

A project has been started in Tzaneen, Limpopo, to help keep pensioners busy and discourage them from indulging in alcohol.

Lessons from my 90-year-old mother

2017-10-12 11:53

Last year, Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser gained some valuable insights into how the financial services industry needs to address issues faced by women, the elderly and the financially uninformed.

Depression often a precursor to falls in elderly people

2017-05-30 10:36

But when researchers added medication, the strength of the association between depressive symptoms and falls dropped to insignificant levels.

The social club for Khayelitsha's elderly

2016-11-21 09:00

Social clubs offer respite for the elderly. Every day, club members get exercise, two meals, the chance to make a small income through soap making or sewing, and plenty of company.

Elderly man (83) assaulted after crash

2016-01-11 10:45

An elderly man was allegedly brutally beaten and left for dead after his car collided with another vehicle in Durban on Friday night.

Exercise cuts injuries from falls in older women

2015-03-24 08:30

New research has found that regular exercise reduces the risk of serious injury after a fall in older women by strengthening bones.

 

Elderly woman stuck in bath for eight days without food

2019-11-22 15:29

An elderly woman was rescued by police after being stuck in her bath with no food for eight days.

Elderly woman locked in house without food for two weeks

2019-11-14 15:09

“It’s the second time she’s been abandoned by her relatives"

Is anger that big a threat to your health?

2019-05-30 19:00

A new study shows that anger may lead to chronic illnesses in the elderly.

Video of elderly couple being helped by 3 strangers goes viral

2019-02-08 15:55

A Florida police officer filmed the touching moment three young men helped an 89-year-old woman and her 100-year-old husband into their car at a petrol station.

99-year-old swimmer breaks two world records!

2018-03-16 14:39

This 99-year-old swimmer gives youngsters a run for their money.

Maybe don’t retire?

2017-07-13 09:59

Since the average human lifespan has increased drastically, many people live for many decades past the current retirement age. Here are some ways to make your money (and health) last.

Crafty gogos discover you can have your cake and eat it too

2016-12-23 14:25

A group of 42 gogos have discovered you can have your cake... and eat it, thanks to their phenomenal crafting success.

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WATCH: Reader inspired to warm elders with blankets

Made with love, Johannesburg residents made and donated blankets to seniors at a retirement home in Johannesburg.

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Exercise is key to health in old age

2015-05-15 15:01

For elderly men, just a small amount of regular exercise – regardless of intensity – is as beneficial as giving up smoking, researchers said.

Low blood pressure tied to faster mental decline

2015-03-06 14:54

Low blood pressure might be linked to faster mental decline in older people with mild cognitive impairment, a new study shows.

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