Tag Archives: Older

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older and frail patients could benefit from prehabilitation before surgery, finds a study. Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing an individual’s functional capacity to enable him or her to withstand a forthcoming stressor. The demand for surgical services is increasing as a result of an expanding “ageing population.” “The increasing number of older adults with a heart disease and subsequent ... Read More »

Screening of swollen aorta can be harmful for older men

According to a recent study, the screening of a ballooning and weakened area in the aorta in the abdomen can harm older men. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg questioned the screening for aortic aneurysms in the abdomen of older men. Aortic aneurysms are an enlargement of the aorta to greater than the normal size. It usually has no symptoms ... Read More »

A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

In elderly hospitalised people, the risk of sustaining a fall can be predicted through an easy physical performance test, suggests a research. A study of 807 older individuals admitted to hospital found that those who had poorer physical function at the time of admission were more likely to fall during their hospital stay; 329 falls occurred in 189 patients, including ... Read More »

Risky operation: Frailty increases delirium post-surgery among older adults

Older adults, who are frail are twice more likely to experience delirium following a surgery, a study found. Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of your environment. The researchers noted that frailty and cognitive impairment are the risk factors most strongly associated with the development of postoperative delirium. Other risk ... Read More »

Anxiety early in life can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults

According to a recent study, anxiety may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease in them. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes the decline of cognitive function and the inability to carry out daily life activities. Past studies have ... Read More »

Facebook Explains Why Its App Doesn’t Slow Down on Older Smartphones

If you want to know why Facebook never hangs or slows down on your old smartphone, this is because a team of engineers is working to improve the functioning of the social media app 24/7. According to The Verge, Facebook’s Mobile Device Lab tests Facebook’s software on older phones to discover whether any bit of a new code, no matter ... Read More »

Apple Re-Releases iOS 9.3 for Older Devices to Fix Activation Lock Bug

Less than a week after the release of iOS 9.3, and its retraction for select devices, Apple on Monday made available a new build of iOS 9.3 that it claims fixes the activation bug that many older iOS devices were facing. Last week, Apple pulled iOS 9.3 for select devices after many users complained that their iPhone and iPad were ... Read More »

Apple Pulls iOS 9.3 for Older iPhone and iPad Models After Activation Lock Issue

If you’re unable to update your old iPhone or iPad to iOS 9.3, you’re not alone. Apple has acknowledged an issue with the update, and has also temporarily pulled the software update for select older iOS devices. Earlier this week, several users with older iPhone and iPad models including the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and the iPhone 4s, ... Read More »

Apple Wins US Ban on Older Model Samsung Smartphones

Apple on Tuesday had a new victory in a long-running patent lawsuit a court-ordered ban on older-model Samsung smartphones. An injunction issued by US District Court Judge Lucy Koh in the heart of Silicon Valley was to take effect next month and targeted Samsung smartphones that were essentially no longer hawked in this country. “We would like to reassure our ... Read More »