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Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest man
Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest man

A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognised as the world's oldest male.

Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest man
A dying business: family graves in Japan
A dying business: family graves in Japan

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.

A dying business: family graves in Japan
©Reuters/Damir Sagolj
Man, 85, arrested for stalking woman, 80, in Japan

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.

Man, 85, arrested for stalking woman, 80, in Japan
Alexander Imich. ©Reuters
World's oldest man dies in New York

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.

World's oldest man dies in New York
©Reuters/Tyrone Siu
Chinese elderly commit suicide to avoid coffin ban

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.

Chinese elderly commit suicide to avoid coffin ban
Juana Chox Yac with her family. Photo courtesy of prensalibre.com
World's most ancient woman could be 120-year-old Guatemalan

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.

World's most ancient woman could be 120-year-old Guatemalan
Photo courtesy of mashable.com
Some blood pressure drugs found to slow dementia

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.

Some blood pressure drugs found to slow dementia
©REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
Elderly with diabetes 50% likelier to have disability

Older adults with diabetes are between 50 and 80 percent likelier to have a disability compared to people without the disease.

Elderly with diabetes 50% likelier to have disability
China island centenarians claim secret of long life
China island centenarians claim secret of long life

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.

China island centenarians claim secret of long life
Elderly shoplifters outstrip teenagers in Tokyo
Elderly shoplifters outstrip teenagers in Tokyo

The number of elderly people caught shoplifting in Japan's capital city has outstripped that of teenagers for the first time since records began.

Elderly shoplifters outstrip teenagers in Tokyo
Grandmother, 77, wins first China neglect case: report
Grandmother, 77, wins first China neglect case: report

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.

Grandmother, 77, wins first China neglect case: report
©RIA Novosti
Number of Kazakhstan elderly people in retirement homes halved in 3 years

The number of Kazakhstan elderly people living in retirement homes has reduced by 50% in three years.

Number of Kazakhstan elderly people in retirement homes halved in 3 years

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