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The "Useful Apps Club"
Unlock the potential of your smartphone or tablet to improve your life.
The Useful Apps Club is for older adults and Boomers who have a smartphone or tablet (or are thinking of getting one) and need help to turn it into a useful tool. We are focused on finding Apps that can change your life, and teaching you how to use them.
The Top Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease
This article describes the top modifiable Alzheimer's risk factors, and explains what you can do to reduce them. Currently there are no truly effective disease-altering treatments for Alzheimer's, and by 2050 13 million Americans are predicted to have Alzheimer's. The good news is that a number of the risk factors for Alzheimer's can be reduced by appropriate behavior.
My Plans for Avoiding the Terror of Short Term Memory Loss
My mother has severe short term memory loss. As her caregiver, I have found that her short term memory impairment has many adverse consequences. My experience with my mother has made me concerned about how I could avoid the horrors that come with short term memory loss when it inevitably hits me in the future.
While I cannot prevent short term memory loss, I do believe that I can mitigate the confusion and anxiety that comes with not being able to mentally track my daily activities. My solution is a simple technological memory prosthesis – a “wearable” calendar. This article describes my idea and how I am implementing it.
Cognitive Dimensions of Healthy Lifestyle Habits for Seniors
Most seniors understand that active lifestyle habits have a significant influence on the quality of life in later decades. Chronic diseases of the neurological, cardio-vascular and endocrine systems can often be delayed or potentially avoided altogether by consistent exercise routines and healthy eating habits throughout adult years. However, many seniors fall short of their own personal fitness goals. Cognitive factors related to the discrepancy between active lifestyle goals and actual behaviors are analyzed in this review.
Brain Health Discussion @ Sequoias SF
Brain Health, Teresa Fogerty @ Providence Explorers
At the April meeting, the Providence Longevity Explorers had an update on Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Research from the work and recent research of two members of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital: Teresa Fogerty, the Community Outreach Coordinator,... .........Read more
Self Care for Better Physical Health
Under the leadership of member Elissa Arfa, a psychiatric nurse with a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Administration, the February meeting focused the need to care for oneself. We need to do those many things over which we have control. Elisa mentioned the importance in health of screening... .........Read more
Self Care for Mental Health
A guest, Angela Rudner, who is a licensed clinical social worker and an ordained rabbi, then led in shifting the conversation to the ways in which we can improve our mental health and continue to find purpose and meaning in life. The discussion was framed around several questions we can ask... .........Read more
Chronic Fatigue, Dementia, & More @ Cincinnati
We explore “chronic fatigue syndrome”, along with some of the unique challenges faced by older women when dealing with medical professionals. Then we explore our mental capabilities as we age: What constitutes ‘normal forgetting’ and early dementia? Finally, we devote a few minutes to good... .........Read more
Helping Memory Impaired People Engage with Others
One member spoke of the isolation engulfing his wife as her dementia advances. She can no longer do email but does enjoy Face-time and photo sharing with family and friends. However, she is unable to initiate or even respond to a Face-time call on her own.
The group struggled to fully... .........Read more
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DayClocks are app driven tablets designed to include the day of the week, the time of day, and timely messages and photos to enhance orientation in persons with cognitive challenges.
TeleCalm is a service that seeks to solve the phone-based problems that tend to arise with persons who have diminished cognitive capacity. It blocks calls not from a pre-approved white list of callers.
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