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Norway is the best country for retirees

Your future as a retiree will depend in large part on where in the world you live. Switzerland, Iceland, and Norway stand out as the best countries for retirees.

Norwegian elders tops in masturbation

More than 90 per cent of Norwegian men between the ages of 60 and 75 are sexually active, as are almost 75 per cent of Norwegian women.

You are never too old to exercise

Strength training makes seniors better equipped to tackle aging. And, people over the age of 65 benefit greatly from such training.

Blood sample can disclose your biological age

A blood sample can reveal whether you are ageing faster or slower than your date of birth would suggest. Lifestyles can make you biologically from two to six years older or younger, according to a Swedish study.

Fit older people fall just as much as their less active counterparts

People in good shape are as prone to falling as others. But practicing specific balance tasks and simple exercises can help.

Phobias flourish among the elderly

One in ten old people might expect to have a phobia which is serious enough to be diagnosed as a mental issue, according to Swedish research.

We live longer – but with illness and pain

We are living longer than ever, but with more years of chronic illness and pain. Shouldn’t health care authorities focus more on curing these chronic illnesses?

Combatting abuse of elderly requires collaborative solutions

Older people are being harassed and terrorized by their own children and grandchildren. Few people know about it and when they do, they seldom intervene.

Automatic drug dispensers empower the elderly

Sixteen elderly people in a Norwegian municipality have been testing an automatic drug dispenser at home in their living rooms. Results include increased feelings of empowerment, time saved by the home care services, and fewer medication errors.

Why grandpa doesn’t want a smart phone

Researchers who interviewed old people in Norrköping, Sweden, don’t think a reluctance to buy new gadgets like a smart phone actually has much to do with telephony per se.