According to sleep researchers, computers, smartphones and other handheld devices could be wrecking our natural circadian rhythms, and giving us insomnia, a problem that is already upsetting the lives of many older folks. How do tablets and phones mess with our sleep cycles? It is really very simple. Different types of light emit different wavelengths…

Different countries (and even regions within those countries) often have very different ideas when it comes to dealing with any issue.  The elderly is no exception.  And it seems like – if New Zealand’s Rotura CARE Village comes to fruition – this could be an incredibly positive transformation in the making. Modeled after the De…

It has always been known that mobility enhances quality of life but recently there have been some studies that have suggested that it can actually lengthen one’s days as well.  Two particular examples of this were found via the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA). In a…

Developed in Japan, “smart skin” technology is a truly remarkable development that can create an easier route for doctors to keep up with their patients most vital health signs. The e- skin, which was created at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering, is extremely thin and highly elastic. The skin is meant to…

St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t just have to be about cabbage and corned beef.  Although having said that, cabbage is an oft-favorite choice of food for the elderly demographic since it “clears constipation, checks piles and obesity (caloric value is only 27 kilo calories).”  St. Patrick was the  Patron Saint of Ireland and the day he…

The stereotype that older folks are uncomfortable around new technology, or even disdain it, is just that, a stereotype. There are many millions of seniors that not only embrace the latest hi-tech gadgets but are every bit as excited by them as their younger fellow consumers. Manufacturers understand this, and understand that as baby boomers…

Breast cancer hits about one out of every ten women in the United States. Early detection is the key to surviving this frightening disease, but the methods for early detection are not without their drawbacks. Manuel examination for detection is the simplest, but it is not the best method to find cancer in its earliest…

A new belt has been created containing airbags to predict when someone is about to fall. At the same time, it takes a mere 80 milliseconds to inflate so that when the fall happens, the person wearing the belt is protected. This report is given on News 24h

Busy Bees – the largest group of nurseries in Britain – has proposed the introduction of tax-free vouchers for the elderly.  Eldercare vouchers (as they would be known) would be used to develop and grow a piggy bank that could be used for senior home/domiciliary care fees when needed later on in life.  Rather than…

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