Memory and Brain Fitness (p1)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

 

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Brain Health Discussion @ Sequoias SF

This group discussed brain health, using our interview card deck as a discussion guide. Interesting opinions and insights into various aspects of brain health and memory.

 


 

Cognitive Aging, Cincinnati

The suggested topic from one of our Explorers was “Aging minds; mental health concerns; brain diseases; brain exercises.”  Our Explorers talk about a number of examples of ‘normal forgetting’, as well as tips and suggestions on how to combat or deal with this natural aging phenomenon.
Listen to the recording if you’d like to follow this exploration step by step.  There’s a text box below if you’d like to leave any comments or contributions.

 


 

Brain Health, Teresa Fogerty @ Providence Explorers

At the April meeting, the Providence Longevity Explorers had an update on Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Research from the work and recent research of two members of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital: Teresa Fogerty, the Community Outreach Coordinator,...

 


 

Forgetting Names: Does It Mean Alzheimers?

When is forgetting names a warning of Alzheimer’s disease?

It is not necessarily a symptom. Many people, even at very young ages, had difficulty remembering names. It is pretty normal, even without the aging process.

The Pleasanton Senior Center teaches a memory class which is a...

 


 

Brain Fitness: Starting the Discussion

Explorers at San Francisco Village take the first steps in a serial exploration of how best to maintain brain fitness as we grow older.

 


 

Memory Aids Invented, Discussed @ SSF

Explorer Shirley starts the conversation by musing over the types of things that help reinforce her memory, such as people wearing name tags.

 


 

Memory Tips Offered by SF Village Explorers

Explorer Kathy uses her smartphone calendar to remind her when her wash is done, appointments, social engagements, and the like.

 


 

Explorers Report 'Reminder Rosie' Observations

Explorers Ayanna and Lynn report on their experiences, as well as the those of several of their friends using Reminder Rosie, the talking alarm clock, during the past month. Then the explorers discuss and comment.

 


 

Explorers Discuss Reminder Rosie, Siri, and Alexa

Longevity Explorers at Saratoga Retirement Community are introduced to Reminder Rosie, a memory aid in the form of a talking alarm clock.

 


 

Reminder Rosie: Speaking Reminders?

SF Village Explorer Lynn updates her last conversation when she wished that her egg timer would remind her when it rings of why she had set it in the first place.

 


 

About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Memory and Brain Fitness is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Memory and Brain Fitness, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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