Health & Wellness (p1):

Staying healthy, and dealing with diease. Includes brain health, falls, exercise, nutrition, memory support, hearing, vision.

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Analysis & Exploration: Health & Wellness

"Good" medication management is widely believed to be desirable, by older adults as well as by clinicians. This article is about what factors make medication management systems useful for a given person, and outlines a series of circumstances for which specific features of these products can be... .........Read more

 

 

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... .........Read more

 

 

Concerned about Falls? This article is designed to help you decide which (if any) is the best Fall Prevention Program for you. And to help you choose between the Fall Prevention programs available in your town, state and country. .........Read more

 

 

We look at different options for the fall prevention exercises component of a fall prevention program, and how to decide which "exercises for seniors" program would work best to reduce your fall risk, in this second part of our work on choosing the right fall... .........Read more

 

 

The media is awash with stories about older adults falling and hurting themselves, and these reports usually mention that one in three of those over 65 will fall each year. This article is about what you can do to make falls less likely. .........Read more

 

 

How do I determine my personal degree of "risk for falls"? Should I worry about falls at all? Do I need to use a cane or a walker? How would I know? We all face these questions as we age. .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Health & Wellness

The explorers at SF Village talk about fall prevention products they use. There is a long list. Then the discussion shiftss to what, if anything, is wrong with these products. .........Read more
Explorer Jan tells the group that her Book Group at SRC is promoting the idea of residents having their complete medical records on a USB 'flash' drive formatted for that purpose. .........Read more
Explorer Rosalie brings a sample of an item that she highly recommends as an aid for getting into or out of an automobile. .........Read more
Explorer Arthur reports on reading an article about a glove designed to cancel hand tremors by integrating a gyroscope. .........Read more
SF Village explorers join in a guided exploration of five key questions about how they organize and manage their pills (prescriptions and dietary suppliments). .........Read more

A circle member presents a helpful summary of his gleanings from his research for an ambulation assistive device. The group gained insights into the differences between a walker and a rollator, and many more useful tips for choosing, including: .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Health & Wellness (shared by our Explorers)

 
Big Keyboard iPad app
 
The BigKeys keyboard app is intended to enlarge the font size to enable users with visual disability or poor vision tend to use a physical keyboard with an iPad, since they may tend not to see (or feel) what they tapped on.
 
 
 Hasbro Joy for All companion pets
 
Hasbro Joy for All companion pets are designed to provide company to persons who may be at risk for loneliness or isolation.
 
 
Closed caption phone displays
 
CapTel offers services and equipment for use by persons with hearing loss.
 
 
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.
 
 
Skylink Door Opener
 
The Skylink DM-100 Swing Door Opener is intended to facilitate opening and closing entry doors as well as interior doors for persons with physical limitations that make doors difficult to open or close.
 
 
Worst Pills, Best Pills
 
Worst Pills, Best Pills is a reference website with commentary on drug interactions or potentially harmful drugs which may be pending removal from the market.
 
 
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...

 
 
CareMind App
 
Care|Mind is a smartphone app that is designed to monitor a remote fitbit (and paired device) belonging to a member of the family or a friend.
 
 
Quell Relief
 
Quell Relief is a wearable pain control technology that uses electrical nerve stimulation, similar to the principle behind TENS units, designed to block pain rather than cure it.
 

 

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