Safety, Health, Finances (p1):

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

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Analysis & Exploration: Safety, Health, Finances

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

 

 

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... .........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

 

 

Ideas for Apps for Seniors

At a conference organized by San Francisco's Institute on Aging, I ran an interactive "exploration", in which we asked attendees to vote on "Senior Apps they Like", or to submit ideas they have for "There should be an App for that... .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Safety, Health, Finances

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

Explorer Recommends Lock Box to Save Your Door

Explorer Geri shares the idea that people who have some type of emergency alert should have a lock box with a house entry door key, so first responders can gain entry in an emergency without kicking in the door. .........Read more

The Big Age-Related Problems we Worry About

SF Village explorers take on the task of listing challenging topics facing elders in later life. .........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

 

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

 
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.
 
 
Prismo Text Capture
 
Prizmo Go is an iOS app intended to capture text and allow the user to interact with it in various ways, including reading it back by voice.
 
 
Blind & Visually Impaired Camera
 
TapTapSee is an iOS app designed to use an iPhone's camera to capture an image, and then announce its identity to the user.
 
 
Optelec Compact Vision Aid
 
The Optelec Compact+ is a palm sized magnifier designed to offer a variety of features not found in standard magnifiers.
 
 
Zoom Text screen magnifier
 
Zoom Text Magnifier is an assistive software designed to help people with low vision read their computer screen, or even read the screen content to them.
 
 
Optelec magnifier
 
The Optelec Traveller HD is a portable reading magnifier about the size of a tablet computer. It is intended to do the job of a bulkier table top magnifier, but with more convenience.
 
 
Memo Box Deluxe
 
Memo Box Deluxe by Tinylogics is a modular smart pill dispenser system that is designed to work with Wi-Fi and an optional smartphone app.
 
 
Alzheimer's App, Alzhup
 
Alzhup is a non pharmaceutical approach to treatment of the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. It is intended to delay cognitive impairment using such personalized memorabilia as life history photos and music customized to each user.
 

 

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