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What if dementia is not destiny for the oldest old?

Something different -- a positive study of aging and cognitive decline.  Last week in the midst of worse and most worse economic news, USA Today published the results of a decade-long study through Duke, Harvard and others that tracked 1049 older adults age aged 56-102 who at the beginning of the study showed no signs of dementia.  At the end of the study, two-thirds of the participants showed at most only “slow cognitive decline,” not the level of decline typically associated with requiring assistance or medical care. Why is this interesting? Remember the often-quoted statistic that nearly 50% of seniors aged 85+ suffer from Alzheimer’s? This study undermines that estimate and therefore the domino effect of the assumptions that are derived from it.

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VICON LAUNCHES NEW REVUE 3MP CAMERA

07/11/2011

11 July 2011, Oxford, UK: Vicon, developer of motion capture products for the life science, engineering and entertainment markets today announced the launch of its new Revue 3MP camera. Based on Microsoft’s SenseCam technology, Revue 3MP now has four times more storage, a three megapixel sensor and a new affordable price of £299.

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Recently launched technology for aging in place


Innovation is alive and well in the aging in place technology space although it hasn't all been recently catalogued here.  So catching up with some recent press releases and product announcements from the April to June timeframe, here are more technologies for helping older adults. Each of these will include information from the vendor and a link to learn more at their website -- in addition, you may find a vendor press release in that category of this site (lower right side of home page). In no particular order:

Dementia care technologies -- another look


Technologies to keep those with dementia safe at home.   How you ask the question changes the answer. A few weeks ago, I revised my thinking about dementia care technology. The catalyst:An interviewer with the Cincinnati Enquirer called me a few weeks ago for a story she was doing -- and asked me about the technologies that could enable those with Alzheimer's or other dementias to remain safely in their homes.  When asked the question that way, I realized that there were quite a few and worth summarizing and referencing more of the vendors in this blog post -- none were in the article to the degree that a previous blog posts on caegiving tech and Azheimer's tracking technologies (2009). So here is an expansion on the Cincinnati Enquirer's published story including statements from the interview/article and expansion:

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NEW PRODUCT ASSISTS ELDERLY WITH MEMORY

06/06/2011

    A new product was launched in April 2011 to help persons with short-term memory loss keep track of appointments, medications, tasks and other information they might otherwise forget. The Memo is a small web-enabled electronic device that repeats important messages and reminders. The elder needs no knowledge of computers to use the Memo—information is displayed automatically. Family caregivers can add and change messages on the Memo remotely, from wherever they have internet access, as often as needed.

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