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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

A Guided Exploration of Pill Management Methods

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

 

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

 
VitalBand
 
VitalBand is designed to detect falls, monitor vital signs, and send reminders, while in the form of a wristwatch.
 
 
Plan Your Lifespan
 
Northwestern University offers a website for people who want to anticipate health related choices in later life, to familiarize themselves with alternatives, and create a plan of action for possible eventualities.
 
 
Imapaired vision clock
 
The Extra Large Impaired Vision Digital Clock is intended to make it easier for persons with low vision or with dementia to keep track of the day and time at a glance.
 
 
Freedom Scientific Vision Aids
 
VFO is a collection of four brands of instruments (and software) that are intended to benefit persons with low vision. Together these brands offer a range of propducts such as readers and accessibility software to help visually impaired people.
 
 
IrisVision Low Vision Aids
 
IrisVision uses a dedicated smartphone embedded in a headset. The intent is to use virtual reality technology to drive the phone's camera, rendering real time images that can be seen by users with low vision.
 
 
NuEyes wearable tech
 
NuEyes SmartGlasses are wearable camera technology intended to capture the view in the direction the user is looking, and translate the view into HD projection in front of their eyes.
 
 
esight wearable tech
 
eSight Eyewear is wearable camera technology intended to display the view of the low vision wearer in OLED HD in real time.
 
 
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.
 
 
Aira, low vision navigation app
 
Aira is an app for blind or low vision users. It is designed to work on wearable devices paired with a smartphone, and by connecting the user to a call center where agents may assist with reading and navigation.
 

 

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