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Aussie 91-year-old survives paragliding crash

Sydney - A 91-year-old Australian man has survived a paragliding crash, walking away with only minor injuries after plunging into the ocean near Sydney's northern beaches.

Smart and simple technologies to make life easy for seniors

The population of senior citizens is largely comprised of baby boomers — people who have been through a series of revolutions yet falling behind the tech wave. Here’s how you can help them navigate the tech labyrinth to their advantage and comfort.

Gran Theft Auto: finger flexes keep 90-year-old gamer console-ready

Apo - Every day, 90-year-old Japanese grandma Hamako Mori flexes her fingers to keep them nimble. Not for knitting or needlepoint, but to keep them in shape for playing video games.

Drive-in UK care home visits for socially distant times

Banbury - The cars snaking past the bunting-adorned entrance of a British care home point to an era when even cherished family visits have to be socially distant because of the coronavirus.

Virus-isolated silver surfers ride a new tech wave

London - Before entering coronavirus lockdown with the rest of Britain in March, 73-year-old Pamela Cox had never shopped or banked online. Zoom was something you did with a camera lens.

Nine die in care home fire outside Moscow

Moscow - A fire broke out in a retirement home in the Moscow region, killing at least nine people, local authorities said Monday.

Sweden admits failure to protect elderly in care homes

Stockholm - Bjorn Branngard's mother died in a Stockholm nursing home where five of the eight people in her section and more than a third of residents have so far succumbed to the new coronavirus."They didn't have time to take care of my mother," he told AFP.

Horrors revealed at virus-hit Canada nursing home

Montr - Elderly residents left soiled and unfed after their caregivers fled the premises, 31 deaths in the space of a few weeks: a nursing home in Montreal has become the symbol of the terrible toll coronavirus is taking in Canada's long-term care homes.

Italy doctors warn of 'bio bombs' from patients sent to care homes

Rome - Italian doctors and unions have warned that a government policy to send patients discharged from hospital but still positive for coronavirus to care homes is like priming "biological bombs".

In Europe, retirement homes at risk from virus 'timebomb'

Madrid - In Italy, Spain and France, old people's homes have been ravaged by coronavirus with the elderly and the infirm taking the brunt of the epidemic as it spreads like wildfire across Europe.

103-year-old Iran woman survives coronavirus: report

Tehran - A 103-year-old woman in Iran has recovered after being infected with the new coronavirus, state media reported, despite overwhelming evidence the elderly are most at risk from the disease.

Canada declares COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home

Canadian officials on Saturday declared an outbreak of the new coronavirus at a long-term care home in North Vancouver, British Columbia after health officials said two elderly residents were diagnosed with the illness.

Hong Kong's grandpa protesters speak softly but carry a stick

Hong Kong - "Grandpa Wong" holds a cane above his head as he pleads with riot police to stop firing tear gas -- an 85-year-old shielding protesters on the front lines of Hong Kong's fight for democracy.

Artificial intelligence predicts disease risk in aging seniors

Edmonton - Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. and Health City – a non-profit economic development initiative for the Edmonton region – are to collaborate on a project that uses artificial intelligence to help predict frailty in older adults.

How to train a robot to feed you dinner

Washington - A new robot has been developed to assist people with eating. The robot can pass food to people who are ill, injured or elderly, or otherwise require support. The robot has an algorithm that guides to selecting the required food item.

Spain police find elderly held in 'house of horrors'

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they rescued an elderly man and woman locked up in a house, allegedly drugged and fed via a tube by a couple whose other "wards" died mysteriously.

'World's oldest man' dies in Japan at 113

Apo - "World's oldest man" Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity's first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said.

Heatwave death threat soars for elderly, city dwellers

Paris - More than 150 million vulnerable people worldwide were exposed to potentially life-threatening heatwaves last year, scientists said Thursday, warning that climate change posed an unprecedented global health risk.

Work key to long life, says Mexican who may be world's oldest man

Juarez - You wouldn't know it watching him take care of his chickens on the family farm, but according to his birth certificate and official Mexican ID, Manuel Garcia Hernandez is 121 years old.

Three tax-savings ideas to help seniors

One major expenditure awaiting a large percentage of U.S. citizens near the end of their lives is long-term care. Expenses extend to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. A new guide gives advice.

New e-health solution helps people to live independent lives

It has long been recognized that the longer elderly people can live independently for the better it is for their well-being. Independent living carries risks and to assist with risk avoidance, a new sensor has been developed.

Five suspicious deaths at Australia aged care facility probed

Sydney - A doctor has been reported to health authorities and three nurses fired over the suspicious deaths of five people at a Baptist-run aged care facility in Australia, authorities said Thursday.

Artificial intelligence disrupts assisted living facilities

The care home and assisted living concepts are altering through the use of artificial intelligence; this is leading to a safer environment for elderly people and others who require assisted support.

Elderly Japanese cons reoffending faster than young criminals

Toukyo - Elderly criminals in Japan are more likely to be sent back to jail than younger cons, a government report said Friday, with ageing crooks increasingly likely to reoffend.Almost one quarter (23.

Dying days: ailing photographer documents fellow patients

Singapore - Looking frail in a wheelchair and breathing with the aid of an oxygen tank, photographer Alan Lee grasps the camera that he used to take pictures of his fellow patients at a Singapore hospice.

Three on trial for murder, abuse at German care home

Frankfurt Am Main - Three care home workers went on trial Monday in Germany accused of killing two elderly residents and abusing a string of others, with prosecutors saying they acted "out of boredom".

As Germany ages, 'grey vote' has younger generations worried

Berlin - Save for pensioners or invest in young people?

Can artificial intelligence aid human age-reversal?

Combating the human aging process, either for health reasons or reasons more attuned to simply living for longer, has occupied considerable amounts of scientific inquiry. The solution to combating cell aging may lie with artificial intelligence.

Chinese auntie enforcers jailed after reign of grey terror

Shanghai - Members of a Chinese "auntie gang" of debt-collectors have been jailed over a reign of grey terror in which they menaced victims and even stripped naked to get them to cough up, state media said on Tuesday.

'Twilight Villa': Home of Myanmar's abandoned elderly

Yangon - Paralysed on one side by a stroke and barely able to speak, Tin Hlaing was left to die at the side of a road -- by her own children.
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