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

Medication Management Systems: Which?

"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 helpful. Think of this as a "how to get started" guide to the topic of medication management systems.

 

 

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.

 

 

The Best Fall Prevention Program

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.

 

 

Fall Prevention Exercises for Seniors

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 prevention program.

 

 

Fall proofing ME: What Can I Do?

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.

 

 

Am I at Risk for Falls?

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.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Health & Wellness

Kai Demonstrates His Volaris Rollator Walker

Explorer Kai tells the group why the Volaris rollator-type walker attracted his attention, and why he chose the Volaris brand to meet his needs. .........Read more

Independence: What Matters, What Gets in the Way?

The SFV Explorers discuss what they fear will limit their independence in the future. .........Read more

Which Fall Prevention Products Do We Use (SFV)?

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

Access Your Medical Records in a Flash

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

Endorsed: An Assist Device to Get In and Out of the Car

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

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

 

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

CallToU Caregiver Call Button

 

CallToU is a wireless call system intended for indoor use to alert the intended helper that assistance is needed by the user.

 

Bemer Therapy Products

 

Bemer products are intended to produce beneficial health effects by stimulating the vascular system in the smallest blood vessels.

 

Zinger Chair

 

The Zinger Chair is a mobility device designed to be more agile and portable than standard wheelchairs.

 

EZ Cruiser Portable Mobility Device

 

The EZ Cruiser Portable Mobility Device is a folding power wheel chair designed to be taken by travelers on air and cruise lines.

 

MedaCube

 

MedaCube is designed to prompt the user to press the screen in order to receive the prescribed dose from a bin that opens to dispense the pills.

 

UPWalker Upright Walker

 

The UPWalker upright walker is a rollator with elevatable lower arm support and upright handles intended to allow the user to stand upright during use.

 

PHR+

 

PHR+ is an online storage software application designed to gather health information from a variety of providers into a personal account so it can be accessed when needed.

 

MyNotifi

 

MyNotifi is a wearable device paired with a smartphone app and is intended to alert designated others to a fall or emergency.

 

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

 

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.

 

 

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