Health & Wellness (p1):
Staying healthy, and dealing with diease. Includes brain health, falls, exercise, nutrition, memory support, hearing, vision.
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Featured Guides & Reports: Health & Wellness
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.
Medical Alert Systems: Help!
We kept getting asked "which medical alert systems are best?"; and "how do I choose the right medical alert system for me?". This independent, objective, hands-on research tries to answer those questions. If you are looking for medical alert systems, either for yourself or for an older adult such as a parent, this piece of research is for you.
Caring from Afar: Guide to Home Sensor Systems
Read our report on this new category of products, designed to help seniors stay at home longer, and to help their families worry about them less. There are important lessons to be learned about which ones work, and for which types of circumstance they are optimal.
Avoid the Perils of Falling
Read the "best of the web" on: Avoiding Falling. Our team of clinicians and citizen analysts has scoured the web for the best available answers to a set of questions designed to help you make falling less likely, and make the consequences if you do fall less bad.
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...
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...
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...
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?
Which Fall Prevention Products Do We Use (SFV)?
Access Your Medical Records in a Flash
A Guided Exploration of Pill Management Methods
Rollators and Walkers: What are the features that matter?
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:
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Skylink DM-100 Swing Door Opener
Worst Pills, Best Pills
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...
Consumer Reports: Hearing Aid Buying Guide
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