Basics of Life (p1):

Activities of daily living, and where to live.

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Analysis & Exploration: Basics of Life

Sensors, Dementia, Safety: Real World Experiences

Using a handful of simple, non-intrusive sensors, retired engineer Bob Glicksman has been able to learn all sorts of important things about the daily routine of an elderly person, who has cognitive impairment, and for whom he cares. He has been able to make multiple successful interventions to... .........Read more

 

 

Cohousing: The Power of Community

Cohousing: The power of community. Thoughts from a cohousing pioneer. .........Read more

 

 

Retirement Living Options

When it comes to retirement living options, the question of whether to stay at home or to move often looms large. Here are the things to consider so you make the right decision. .........Read more

 

 

Caring for & Dealing with Elderly Parents: The Books

In a previous article I did a little research to find the 10 "best selling" books on the topic of Aging Parents (on Amazon). I have now waded through them all, and in this article I summarize my impressions of the different books, in the hope that you can leverage my work so you need only focus... .........Read more

 

 

Ideas for Apps for Seniors

At a conference organized by San Francisco's Institute on Aging, I ran an interactive "exploration", in which we asked attendees to vote on "Senior Apps they Like", or to submit ideas they have for "There should be an App for that... .........Read more

 

 

Best Books on Aging Parents

Over the last 18 months I have talked with literally hundreds of people who have realized they now have an extra "job" that they were not expecting: engaging one way or another in looking out for an aging parent. Many of them wanted a "guide" to Caring for Aging Parents, and asked for... .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Basics of Life

Explorers' Field Report on Use of Toenail Clippers

Eskaton Village explorers took home an array of toenail clippers and returned with a report of their findings. .........Read more

Hoarding Behaviors Described and Discussed

Explorer Nicolas speaks about his aging mother in law, who is starting late in life to hoard plastic bags to the degree it is becoming ‘overboard’ in terms of the accumulation. .........Read more

Hand Tremor Stabilizer Reported

Explorer Arthur reports on reading an article about a glove designed to cancel hand tremors by integrating a gyroscope. .........Read more

Comparing Jar Openers @ EVC

The Eskaton Village Carmichael Longevity Explorer circle tried out a wide variety of jar openers, and then discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each. .........Read more

Best Toenail Clippers for Older Adults

Finding the right toenail clippers to work for an older adult has been a recurring discussion topic among circle members. We have narrowed down the array of possible nail clippers and tools to a short list that seem promising for hands-on evaluation. Please check them out and comment. .........Read more

Driving at Night, SRC discussion

Older adults experience various challenges with driving at night. This discussion focuses on vision related issues, and includes glare from oncoming headlights on glasses, and the difficulty of avoiding bright LED headlights which can cause adaption problems. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Basics of Life (shared by our Explorers)

 
Kardia Moble by AliveCor
 
Kardia Mobile by AliveCor is an app and attachment for smartphones which is intended to display the user's EKG tracing on the phone's screen, and also share it.
 
 
Sock Slider
 
The Sock Slider device is intended to make it easier for persons with functional limitations to put on and take off their socks.
 
 
PediClipper toenail clipper
 
PediClipper is a modified, extended toenail clipper designed to allow persons with range of motion limitations to clip their toe nails.
 
 
Bath Lift
 
The Whisper Ultra Quiet Bath Lift by Drive Medical is an electric lift designed to assist persons having trouble getting into or out of the bathtub.
 
 
Kindly Care
 
Kindly Care is an online employment and communication service intended to recruit and vet caregivers who then can be selected, and rates negotiated individually. The older adult or designated family member or friend can make care assignments and receive updates via an app.
 
 
sock puller
 
Despite a number of devices for pulling socks onto the feet, here is one which is designed to do the opposite: remove socks.
 
 
Nike Hyperadapt 1.0
 
Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 sneakers are wearable technology for the feet, especially designed for athletes but also may be a great help for anyone who needs assistance with putting on their shoes and lacing them.
 
 
Senior Rides by GreatCall Lyft
 
GreatCall has teamed with Lyft to offer a ride service using live operators, eliminating the need for a smartphone app.
 
 
Lotsa Helping Hands
 

Lotsa Helping Hands is a care calendar website intended to organize meals and care services for someone in need.

From the website: "With the Help Calendar, you can post requests for support - things like meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, or just stopping by to...

 

 

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