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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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Ideas for Apps for Seniors

At a recent 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...
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Explorer Discussions: Safety, Health, Finances

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.
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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.
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The Big Age-Related Problems we Worry About

SF Village explorers take on the task of listing challenging topics facing elders in later life.
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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.
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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.
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Telephone, Cyber and Doorbell Scams Explored

Explorer Steve speaks about computer scams, including one brought to his attention by his neighbor who complained that a message would periodically appear on her computer screen telling her that her computer was infected, and to call the number in the message to get help in clearing her computer.
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Useful Products & Resources: Safety, Health, Finances (shared by our Explorers)

Skylink DM-100 Swing Door Opener

 
Skylink Door Opener
 
The Skylink DM-100 Swing Door Opener is intended to facilitate opening and closing entry doors as well as interior doors for persons with physical limitations that make doors difficult to open or close.
 

Worst Pills, Best Pills

 
Worst Pills, Best Pills
 
Worst Pills, Best Pills is a reference website with commentary on drug interactions or potentially harmful drugs which may be pending removal from the market.
 

The Conversation Project

 
Conversation Starter Kit
 
The Conversation Project is a website intended to evoke discussion among family or friends to facilitate talking about values and wishes that often go unsaid.
 

RedCross Mobile Apps

 
American Red Cross mobile apps
 
American RedCross mobile apps are available for emergency preparedness, first aid training, and disaster reporting and recovery as well as other important areas of service organized by the Red Cross.
 

Lotsa Helping Hands

 
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...

 

Care|Mind

 
CareMind App
 
Care|Mind is a smartphone app that is designed to monitor a remote fitbit (and paired device) belonging to a member of the family or a friend.
 

Quell Relief

 
Quell Relief
 
Quell Relief is a wearable pain control technology that uses electrical nerve stimulation, similar to the principle behind TENS units, designed to block pain rather than cure it.
 

AUD-1

 
amplifier, hearing aid
 
AUD-1 is an app for smartphone or computer which is intended to allow the hearing impaired user to amplify and fine tune sounds heard through headphones to meet individual needs.
 

Consumer Reports: Hearing Aid Buying Guide

 
hearing aid buying guide
 
The Hearing Aid Buying Guide is a thoroughgoing tutorial by Consumer Reports informing consumers on a variety of hearing loss related topics.
 

 

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