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…

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

Over the last few years, both in the US and the UK (and no doubt in other countries too) organized efforts have been made to bridge the generational gap. In this article, we look at two of these: one from the US and the other from the UK. The first, involves a student from America’s…

The elderly are probably the most – or at least one of the most – vulnerable groups when it comes to the flu season.  As such it is our responsibility to ensure they are protected as much as possible. In this short video broadcast by Channel 8 KLKN-TV, tips on keeping elderly residents safe and…

We’ve discussed medical alert systems before, but the following is a summary of what we have seen as the year’s best systems for alerting professionals and love one’s in case of a medical emergency that would preclude the person involved in the emergency from reaching out on his/her own. To get on the list at…

A new company has decided to fight obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a myriad of other rampant health problems by bringing boxes of health boosting and life-prolonging foods right to their customers door. Superfood Box seeks to guide consumers to a more healthy and balanced eating plan using foods from everywhere in the world….

Sarcopenia is the deterioration of muscle mass and strength that is a normal part of aging, which is often the cause of falls and other problems seniors are forced to cope with as they age. New research suggests that there might be an easy way to slow down sarcopenia; protein drinks which are not so…

Thanks to Gillian Tee, Singaporian seniors are now being offered improved solutions to aging issues. Having returned to her native Singapore after a decade-and-a-half abroad, she learned about what technology could do for the elderly and co-founded an on-demand home care company linking caregivers to seniors who require help. Homage was set up and now…

The majority of the 28% of people that refuse home health care after they are discharged from the hospital are older adults, according to a recent study. Why they say no is a key to understanding how the health care system and loved ones can improve the overall health of seniors in need of follow-up…

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