A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognised as the world's oldest male.
Every once in a while, Kumiko Kano meets a group of people with whom she has decided to spend eternity, one of a growing number in Japan who are shunning the expense and commitment of a traditional family grave.
Police have arrested an 85-year-old man in western Japan for allegedly stalking an 80-year-old woman he reportedly met when she shared a hospital room with his now-dead wife, they said Monday.
The world's oldest man, a 111-year-old US immigrant from Poland, has died at a New York home for the elderly, the Guinness Book of World Records said.
Six elderly people in China are said to have committed suicide to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper reported.
A Guatemalan woman who used to pick coffee and tend sheep -- and who will turn 121 in November -- could be the world's oldest by far, a national newspaper reported.
A class of drugs designed to lower blood pressure also slightly brakes the progression of dementia among the elderly and may even boost brain power marginally.
Older adults with diabetes are between 50 and 80 percent likelier to have a disability compared to people without the disease.
The elderly residents of one Chinese county have endured invasion, civil war and famine, and many live in unheated concrete shacks on only a few dollars a day.
The number of elderly people caught shoplifting in Japan's capital city has outstripped that of teenagers for the first time since records began.
The daughter of a Chinese grandmother has been ordered to visit her at least once every two months, in the first case under a new law to protect the elderly.
The number of Kazakhstan elderly people living in retirement homes has reduced by 50% in three years.
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