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14 elderly people hospitalized as a precaution after a fire in a Barcelos home
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14 elderly people hospitalized as a precaution after a fire in a Barcelos home

A fire in a home in Macieira de Rates, in the municipality of Barcelos, led to the removal of 14 users, who were transported to hospital units as a precaution, the civil protection source told Lusa. A source from the District Relief Operations Command (CDOS) of Braga said that the fire had originated in a mattress and due to the heavy smoke in the area, it was decided to remove 14 elderly people to hospitals. The fire alert took place at around 22:30 in a home in Macieira de Rates, municipality of Barcelos, district of Braga. The 14 elderly were transported to the hospital units in Barcelos, Famalicão and Póvoa de Varzim. The fire occurred on the upper floor of the residential structure for the elderly and only the users of that floor w...
Why Michel Drucker’s TV addiction is not healthy – BLOG
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Why Michel Drucker’s TV addiction is not healthy – BLOG

ADDICTION - Since his release from the Georges Pompidou European hospital and his enormous health problems which almost cost him his life, Michel Drucker has been surveying the television sets, specifying that he will not leave his function as host producer anytime soon. “Me, I want to die on stage,” he even confessed, taking up Dalida's famous motto. However. Dalida died in her bed at the age of fifty-four, while at the age of seventy-eight, Michel Drucker appears every week in our good old skylight, to liven up his traditional Sunday meeting. With Laurent Delahousse, he himself comments on his own pugnacity, his addiction to images. With Cyril Hanouna, he says that for him, TV is chronic, it is incurable, it will be up to a hundred years perhaps. “Addiction” on TVDrucker repeats this,...
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Fire in Lisbon home forces more than 40 elderly people to relocate

A fire in a nursing home, on Rua Ferreira Lapa, in Lisbon, took three people to hospital for smoke inhalation and will involve the relocation of more than 40 users. The flames broke out at 14:58, in the home's basement, and its origin is still unknown, the PSP commissioner Sónia Pestana told Lusa. As a precaution, three users and an employee were transported to the hospital in São José, due to smoke inhalation. The responsible added that "the building did not suffer structural damage, but due to the smoke inside, as a precaution and given the fact that they are elderly, more vulnerable, users will be relocated to another location, still unknown". Source of the Sapadores de Lisboa Regiment added that "the flames were confined to floor -2...
Portugal is the 3rd EU country with the highest percentage of workers over 64 years old
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Portugal is the 3rd EU country with the highest percentage of workers over 64 years old

Portugal is the third country in the European Union (EU) with the highest percentage of people over 64 in the labor market, according to a document released this Saturday by Pordata to mark Labor Day. Within the scope of the 1st of May, Pordata, a project of the Manuel dos Santos Foundation, gathered a set of statistical data on the labor market, and highlights that Portugal "is the third country with the highest activity rate among people aged 65 or over. more years ", with 11.7%, after Estonia and Ireland. Comparing with the average of the 27 countries of the European Union (EU27), where the activity rate for those over 64 years old is 5.7%, Portugal thus registers twice as much. According to the statement by Pordata, in Portugal the ac...
Covid-19: study reveals that 95% of the elderly acquire protection after a second dose of vaccine
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Covid-19: study reveals that 95% of the elderly acquire protection after a second dose of vaccine

A study involving 146 elderly people vaccinated against covid-19 in nursing homes reveals that 95% developed antibodies after the second dose and the remaining 5% did not acquire immunity, this Tuesday was released. The study, coordinated by the Gulbenkian Institute of Science (IGC), was carried out between January and March with elderly people over 70 years old, living in four homes in the municipality of Almeirim and inoculated with the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, which is administered in two doses. After the first dose, only 25% of the elderly generated antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes covid-19 respiratory disease, a percentage that rises to 95% after the second dose. The study measured antibodies against S...
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Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis – Understand Your Pain

Creaky, achy joints. A twinge in the knee. A sharp shooting pain from the shoulder to the elbow. No big deal, right?Wrong. All too often, we assume joint pain is a normal part of aging that we just have to learn to live with. Nothing could be further from the truth, say experts, pointing to a wealth of treatment options from exercise and alternative supplements to medications and joint replacement surgery.It's a serious problem, because pain can affect every aspect of your life. "Pain is not only the experience of hurting; it affects how you handle your life, your livelihood, your interactions with family and friends," Raymond Gaeta, MD, director of pain management services at Stanford Hospital & Clinic at Stanford University, tells Then24.Gaeta recently published a nationwide telephon...
What to Know About Suicide Rates in Older Adults
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What to Know About Suicide Rates in Older Adults

SOURCES: Julie Rickard, CEO, National Center for Suicide Survivors, Wenatchee, WA. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: “Suicide in the Elderly.” Jerry Reed, PhD, senior vice president for practice leadership, Education Development Center, Washington, DC. Marilyn Mendoza, PhD, clinical psychologist, clinical instructor, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA. Clinical Interventions in Aging: “Suicide in older adults: current perspectives.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Depression and Older Adults: Key Issues.” National Institute on Aging: “Depression and Older Adults.” British Journal of Psychiatry: “Suicid...