A not-so-complimentary NY Times hands-on review of the AARP RealPad.
Using the new feature is as easy as saying "Alexa, read [book title]."
Creating a dementia caregiver ecosystem -- possibly underpinned with technology that includes the caregiver.
Maine is the oldest state in the nation -- thus research on tech for seniors.
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Includes reference to dementia and possible use of tracking devices and other mitigating technology to assist families who have a relative with dementia
Creating a dementia caregiver ecosystem -- possibly underpinned with technology that includes the caregiver. Read more ... about Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?
Everybody off the bus -- the last convention for AARP. Last week’s Life@50+ National Event in Miami was reportedly the last time AARP will produce one of these national entertainment-filled conventions with speakers and tracks for all interests and crowds of boomer-and-beyond women (mostly, based on observation) -- volunteering to pack lunches, climbing onto buses, and basking in the Florida sunshine. The health-focused startup Live Pitch event on Thursday heard 4 minutes from the 10 finalists, 2 minutes from five Florida-based startups, and short 1-minute pitches from alternates from each of those. Judges selected Splitsecnd, a portable device-plus-service for automatic vehicle crash tracking (similar to GM's profitable OnStar, but currently vehicle brand-independent). The audience voted for Audicus (for buying lower-priced hearing aids online) and Constant Therapy (a mobile solution to help patients improve brain function after stroke or brain injury.) Read more ... about Five aging in place technologies from AARP’s LivePitch
Are ‘drop-in chefs’ an alternative to assisted living? Some headline writers saw an opportunity – and some ran with the title even though the original NPR story stepped back a bit and said ‘help seniors stay in their own homes.’ You probably have heard that cost-sharing is an alternative to assisted living. Or sharing your home with roommates through Room2Care, with the founder wisely observing “Not everyone needs to be in assisted living.” Or let’s take Granny Pods – are they an alternative to assisted living? Remember these – prefab back yard cottages fit up with computers to provide medication reminders? Or maybe Information Week’s Eight Technologies provide an alternative to assisted living -- the article said ‘changing home health care,’ but web designers know SEO and threw in 'assisted living.' Read more ... about Marketing nonsense alternatives to assisted living by preying on fear
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American seniors are losing $36.48 billion every year to senior fraud, exploitation and financial abuse—more than 12 times the most widely reported previous estimate. Read more ... about Senior Financial Abuse and Exploitation Costs Americans $36.48 Billion per Year -- TrueLink Financial
Based in Campbell, CA, Family Matters In-Home Care lives up to its name by the quality of care it provides. Jacob Laffen, Co-Owner of Family Matters, explained, “We chose the name Family Matters because our goal is to treat all of our clients like family, and that is exactly what we do.” Read more ... about Family Matters In-Home Care Integrates GeriJoy Connected Care System to Enhance Its Personalized Home Care Services
Washington, DC, October 23, 2014: Seniorbility announces today a novel cognitive surveillance and safety program for seniors, responding to the growing need for services to enhance the overall care of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Read more ... about Seniorbility Announces Innovative Elder Care Solution
While Alzheimer's prevention is being widely studied, prevention programs at large medical centers are rare. Read more ... about Alzheimer's Prevention for 30-Somethings With No Symptoms
Caregivers turn to smart-home technology and wearable devices to monitor family members. Read more ... about Sensors let Alzheimer's patients stay at home, safely
Pilot program uses wearable devices to track residents, most with dementia. Read more ... about At one assisted living facility, residents are tracked in real time
7 winners announced. Read more ... about Stanford Longevity Center Design Challenge Winners
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