The American Academy of Neurology has come out with a recommendation that people with mild cognitive impairment engage in regular exercise to help improve their condition. Since mild impairment sometimes leads to serious dementia, exercise can ultimately reduce the severity or onset of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment is quite common in aging people, interfering with…

A new study published in the journal of International Psychogeriatrics  looked into the personality traits of people who had extraordinarily long lives to see if they could find any patterns. What that found was surprising. According to researchers, being an optimistic and stubborn person could add years to one’s life. The scientists studied people living…

In a recent official governmental study it was found that there are more people who are economically active in their 60s than those in their 20s.  This study also looked into the crises in the economy being encountered by the region. When looking at other places across the world – such as Western Europe –…

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…

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…

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…

The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the year’s most extensive gatherings of its kind and features an increasing number of products and innovations designed with the senior citizen in mind. This year the Las Vegas show hosted over 180,000 industry professionals, showing an unprecedented number of fantastically creative and useful gadgets of benefit to…

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…

Just because a person is in the twilight of his/her life does not mean he/she should not enjoy all the amazing technological developments that have manifested during his/her lifetime. The stereotype that older citizens do not enjoy nor understand “new-fangled gadgets” or want to, is ageist, and should be dismissed handily. There are lots of…

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