UB project aims to ease burden on caregivers assisting older adults with cognitive decline

Anyone who’s helped an ailing loved one knows that the job of a caregiver is not easy. The challenges are daily and range from lifting a spouse out of bed, to bathing, to coming to the realization that the care recipient’s condition is likely only to worsen. The challenges become harder when cognitive decline is added.

Funding from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation will enable University at Buffalo researchers and occupational therapy students to develop a program that aims to ease some of the burden on Western New Yorkers providing care for frail older adults who have dementia.

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/12/012.html

Posted by editor on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:01 | Permalink

Senior home healthcare: An opportunity for franchise investors

According to the U.S. Census Administration on Aging, 1 in 5 Americans will be over age 65 by 2030. And the overwhelming majority of seniors — 88 percent, according to research by AARP — have stated they prefer to remain in their homes for any necessary long-term healthcare services.

The ability of seniors to remain in their homes rather than seeking institutional care can only continue to expand as advancements in medical technology, remote monitoring and next generation emergency response systems become widely available. It's definitely a great time to be exploring franchises in the senior and home healthcare services category.

http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/senior-home-healthcare-an-opportunity-for-franchise-investors/healthcare-administration

Posted by editor on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:01 | Permalink

Video games or therapy? New rehabilitation technology combines both

Clare McLaughlin concentrated as she maneuvered a joystick so her flying game character mimicked her movements on a computer screen and collected gold coins for points while evading the flying eagles and hawks that could derail her high score.

Although the points showed how well she was doing in the game, a different set of points being analyzed behind the scenes evaluated McLaughlin’s mobile and cognitive abilities. That score sheet would be used by medical experts to assess her arm, wrist and hand rehabilitation.

Rapidly evolving technology has driven medicine, including rehabilitation sciences, to new levels of treatment, experts say.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/video-games-or-therapy-new-rehabilitation-technology-combines-both/article_490b2812-2710-50a6-b0b8-b8c0521ff9ea.html

Posted by editor on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:01 | Permalink

‘Man flu’ is real? Yes, says male scientist – but there’s a not-so-good reason why

A new Canadian study says that ‘man flu’, defined as a cold or similar minor ailment experience by a man who is believed to be exaggerating their symptoms, could actually be a real condition – because men have weaker immune systems than women.

Dr Kyle Sue looked at rates of viral respiratory illnesses and found that adult men had a higher risk of hospital admissions and influenza-related deaths compared to women at any age – regardless of any underlying illness.

https://www.agedcare101.com.au/the-donaldson-sisters/man-flu-real-yes-says-male-scientist-theres-not-good-reason/

Posted by editor on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:01 | Permalink

Don’t let a high-tech gadget be a Trojan horse

Beware the holiday gifts that can spy on you.

Sound like an overly dire warning, you say? Well, in this ever-more-internet-connected world it might surprise you how many of those wish list gifts come with a tantalizing lure for criminals.

“If you can connect it to your home Wi-Fi there is always the potential that someone can get in and hack it,” tech expert Andrea Smith told me the other day. She should know. As co-host of the popular Parenting Bytes podcast Smith has been advising consumers for years about the latest in consumer electronics – both the good and the bad.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1107545/dont-let-a-hightech-gadget-be-a-trojan-horse.html

Posted by editor on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:01 | Permalink

UB project aims to ease burden on caregivers assisting older adults with cognitive decline

Anyone who’s helped an ailing loved one knows that the job of a caregiver is not easy. The challenges are daily and range from lifting a spouse out of bed, to bathing, to coming to the realization that the care recipient’s condition is likely only to worsen. The challenges become harder when cognitive decline is added.

Funding from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation will enable University at Buffalo researchers and occupational therapy students to develop a program that aims to ease some of the burden on Western New Yorkers providing care for frail older adults who have dementia.

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/12/012.html

Posted by editor on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:01 | Permalink

EasyCare Academy Launches Digital Platform for Person-Centred Care Assessment and Appoints Executive Leadership Team

Today EasyCare Academy announced the release of Respond 4.0, the company’s new digital assessment platform and the appointment of its executive leadership team. EasyCare Academy is a social impact company focused on supporting personalized care for healthy ageing to enable people to live better as they live longer.

As the global rise in the ageing population creates stress on families, communities, healthcare systems and governments, better management of activities of daily living through compassionate care and improved understanding of the biopsychosocial and environmental needs that accompany ageing can help alleviate those stresses by improving health, independence and well-being. EasyCare Academy’s social mission is focused on meeting these needs.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3555198#ixzz4yGGYb994

Posted by editor on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:11 | Permalink

Senior Advocate: Must have gadgets for seniors

Generally speaking, seniors are not early adopters of technical gadgets. Many older folks are using email, Facebooking with the grandkids or web-surfing on their Smartphone, but the “why bother” mindset is all too common. Resisting growth and change has been shown to isolate seniors and stymie cognitive expansion — all at a time when seniors should be actively trying to learn new things and create stronger social networks. Some tech advances can create positive changes in a senior’s life – so much so that you may want to put one or more on your Christmas wish list!

http://www.montereyherald.com/article/NF/20171103/BUSINESS/171109930

Posted by editor on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:11 | Permalink

US retirement village operator waives fees for victims of California wildfires

Sunshine Retirement Living will waive the one-time fees of between US$1,000 and $3,000 for new and temporary residents at four of its communities in California.

The offer is open for new residents whose homes have been damaged or destroyed in the recent fires, which have led to the evacuation of over 20,000 people, with thousands of homes burnt down.

The operator also says it’s open to accommodating other displaced people.

https://www.agedcare101.com.au/the-donaldson-sisters/us-retirement-village-operator-waives-fees-victims-california-wildfires/

Posted by editor on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:11 | Permalink

Getting Wiser About Being Older

The fastest growing age demographic in the world is people 60 and older, with the number of senior citizens expected to more than double by 2050, to 2.1 billion. According to the United Nations, “population aging is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the 21st century.”

Researchers at Tufts are working to help make that transformation a vibrant one. Since 2015, the Healthy and Active Aging at Tufts initiative (HA2T) has identified more than 200 researchers from across the university who are involved in projects that focus on seniors.

http://now.tufts.edu/articles/getting-wiser-about-being-older

Posted by editor on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:11 | Permalink

 
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