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Staying safe, financially secure, and healthy, relating to better quality life as grow older.

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

— and for Companies Creating Innovations Related to Aging.

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Analysis & Exploration: Safety, Health, Finances

Gerontech Products We Wish Existed

Here are some high-impact, gerontechnology product concepts that do not yet exist as commercially available products — although the technology to enable them already largely exists. Our hope for products like these: to significantly postpone the time at which frailty and functional disability get in the way of "living life".

 

 

Quickly Getting Help for a Friend in Need

"Hi, this is Lisa. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now. Can you bring me some food?" I found that scary sounding message on my voicemail one Saturday morning. It started me on a journey to coordinate care for a close friend. I learned several things that I'll share with you. I hope that if you are ever faced with a similar situation, my experience will help you.

 

 

Low Vision Aids, Adaptations, Resources

Learn about Low Vision Aids & Adaptations in this detailed overview by Dr Marlena Chu. For people with low vision, these tools can make a big difference to the ability to live independently, and to quality of life.

 

 

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.

 

 

Sensors, Dementia, Safety: Real World Experiences

Using a handful of simple, non-intrusive sensors, retired engineer Bob Glicksman has been able to learn all sorts of important things about the daily routine of an elderly person, who has cognitive impairment, and for whom he cares. He has been able to make multiple successful interventions to stave off what might have otherwise been serious adverse events. In fact, this simple sensor setup has worked better than he expected, and he shares his experiences, as an example of a real world use case in which a small addition of technology can accomplish a lot.

 

 

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.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Safety, Health, Finances

Seeking Help for an Electric-Assist Wheelchair

I am caregiver for a person with both Alzheimer's and COPD. Her mobility is very limited and requires transport in a wheelchair.

She is presently using an electric -powered chair, but sometimes shows poor judgement when encountring other people or obstacles. I anticipate a time when she... ....... Read more

Ideas for Music Source for Memory Care Person

Thanks always for the newsletter which I find very interesting.

My husband now lives at the Memory care unit at the CCRC where I live. He loves classic music but that’s one kind of music they do not play in that section of the CCRC.

My hope is to provide the classic music in his... ....... Read more

My Mild Hearing Loss and Air Pods Pro

This is about my experience with different types of earbuds, especially Apple earbuds. In particular, it is about a discovery I made that let me use the AirPods to compensate for my mild hearing loss.

If you like listening to music or podcasts, or regularly talk on your smartphone, you... ....... Read more

Hearing Loss and Loud TV: Explorer Report

Problem: My wife has lost some of her hearing and she turns up the TV volume loud to hear.

Solution: We bought a BeHear Proxy Neck Speaker and a HearLink Plus in a bundle.

Here is my report of our experience with... ....... Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Safety, Health, Finances (shared by our Explorers)

Got It Together Now

Got It Together Now

Got It Together Now is a program intended to get one's Emergency Information File created within a relatively short period of time.

CareRinger

CareRinger

CareRinger is an automated service designed to enable seniors living independently to maintain communications with their family and friends.

Afari from Mobella

Afari from Mobella

Longevity Explorers have expressed interest in more attractive designs as well as 'off road' capability in updated versions of the classic walker. 

Voxmate Android App

Voxmate Android App

Voxmate is an Android App intended to allow persons with vision loss to access content on their smartphone using audio and gestures rather than visual cues.

Classic Car Coloring Books

This book contains original art depicting vintage cars and is intended as a relaxing pastime for car lovers.

AfterShokz Headphones

Bone conduction hearing technology. 

Otter.ai app

Otter.ai app

The Otter.ai is a smartphone app intended to record and provide a written transcript of conversations or events for individuals or groups.

CookStop

CookStop

CookStop is a safety device intended to prevent unattended stovetop fires on electric ranges..

Talking Bible

The Talking Bible is a battery powered digital player using an MP3 file and is intended for use by low vision persons as well as people of all ages who enjoy hearing the Bible being read aloud. 

 

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