Social & Family (p1):

Family, social life, belonging, love, relating to better quality life as grow older.

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Analysis & Exploration: Social & Family

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 Power of Community

The power of community: thoughts from a co-housing pioneer.
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Caring for & Dealing with Elderly Parents: The Books

In a previous article I did a little research to find the 10 "best selling" books on the topic of Aging Parents (on Amazon). I have now waded through them all, and in this article I summarize my impressions of the different books, in the hope that you can leverage my work so you need only focus...
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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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Best Books on Aging Parents

Over the last 18 months I have talked with literally hundreds of people who have realized they now have an extra "job" that they were not expecting: engaging one way or another in looking out for an aging parent. Many of them wanted a "guide" to Caring for Aging Parents, and asked for...
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Elder Dignity, Autonomy and the Need for Protection from Abuse

Dignity of the elder must not be disregarded in the name of protection: whether we are dealing with the difficult issues of how to convince dad to give up the car keys, mom’s need for placement in a facility, or fear of money being improperly acquired by a scammer. The question posed is how to...
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Explorer Discussions: Social & Family

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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Hoarding Behaviors Described and Discussed

Explorer Nicolas speaks about his aging mother in law, who is starting late in life to hoard plastic bags to the degree it is becoming ‘overboard’ in terms of the accumulation.
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Jay Wants to Find New Friends

Explorer Jay explains that at his age he has lost many of his close friends who are men, and he is seeking advice on how to find ways to make like-minded friends regardless of age.
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Who Decides It's Time to Stop Driving? And How?

The Explorer Circle takes on the question of driving cessation from first-hand experiences with parents and personal observation.
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Neglected in the Corner: I Don't Want That to be Me

A Tech-enhanced Life member writes in from the Internet to ask how to avoid this horrible fate. Some answers start to emerge but it needs more thought.
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How these Explorers Stay in Touch with Family & Friends

Explorer Anna is wanting to know the services or devices that people use to stay connected with friends or family and assure their safety.
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Useful Products & Resources: Social & Family (shared by our Explorers)

ViewClix

 
ViewClix
 
The ViewClix Smart Frame is designed to be placed in the home of an older adult to display pictures shared from smart phones, PCs or other mobile devices. It is also intended to be used for video calls.
 

Meetup Groups

 
Meetup groups
 
Meetup is an Internet platform for like-minded people to get together for discussions, entertainment, vocational or social reasons.
 

TeleCalm

 
Telecalm, dementia care
 
TeleCalm is a service that seeks to solve the phone-based problems that tend to arise with persons who have diminished cognitive capacity. It blocks calls not from a pre-approved white list of callers.
 

The Fiscal Concierge

 
bill pay service, fiscal concierge
 
The Fiscal Concierge is an Internet-based bill paying subscription service designed to help the elderly or their adult children, as well as to be a service to younger active adults with busy lifestyles.
 

Penrose Senior Check In Services

 
Penrose Senior Check in Services
 
Penrose Senior Care Services offers non-medical staff who have been trained to assess several important aspects of an elder's living situation on behalf of a concerned party who can't do so due to distance or other considerations. The service can be monthly or more often, with a written report of...
 

Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents

 
Care Management, Elder Care, Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents
 
Tips for Helping Aging Parents (without losing your mind) is a primer for adult children who are becoming immersed in caregiving and who need concise advice about how to manage the process.
 

Cake: End of Life Planning

 
 
End of life planning App: discover, share, and store your end of life preferences.
 

Skype

 
Skype, video chat
 
Skype is a free app for video calling which can help people stay in touch over long distances.
 

Line Global: Free Calls and Messages

 
Line, Free Calls and Messaging, Video calls
 
Line is a free video and voice calling service competing with Skype and Facetime and offering free unlimited individual and group messaging.
 

 

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