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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning is a book intended to guide persons in later life in organizing and de-cluttering household goods and records to leave an orderly home for survivors.
Caring - the App
Caring is a smartphone app designed to help organize the information that designated family and friends are likely to need when caring for a friend or family member.
PREPARE for your care
PREPARE for your care is a didactic in the form of a series of documents and film clips which are intended to instruct the viewer how to make medical decisions and document them so they can be realized at a later time.
Bemer Therapy Products
Bemer products are intended to produce beneficial health effects by stimulating the vascular system in the smallest blood vessels.
Barriers to Aging: Perspectives from Zelienople
Things that make daily life difficult or things that prevent us from participating in activities, they include: memory issues, declining vision, hearing difficulties, physical decline and transportation concerns.
Block Annoying Phone Solicitations with NoMoRoBo
Explorer Shirley shares her knowledge of an app that is intended to block unwanted phone calls from robot servers and solicitors.
Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic
There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously...
Want Some Company? Stitch a Group Together.
Explorer AnnieScott tells the group about Stitch.net, an app for meeting people over 50 who are interested in joining activities or events with others.
Learning Styles for New Technology @ Cincinnati
Learning Styles for New Technology. This discussion concerns the challenges that older adults experience learning how to use new technology and new tech-oriented products. They also suggest a few ideas to help improve technology instruction and assistance.
Technology Poll @ Passavant
Following a quick poll of our circle we learned that nearly everyone uses some type of technology daily: flip phone, smart phone, tablet, PC/laptop. Interestingly only 60% of the group believed that technology made life easier, a few even felt like it may be complicating life and disengaging...
An Explorer introduces the topic of difficulty falling asleep in older adults.
Portable Mobility Devices
Explorer Rosalie describes a portable motorized mobility device that folds to a compact size, and one that she has often seen used on shipboard.
What Makes Design for Elders Different?
Explorer Steve leads off this discussion of the importance of knowing the problems of older adults when designing products for the 'senior' marketplace.
A Few Minutes Brainstorming Our Own Topic Ideas
For the last part of our inaugural Explorer meeting, after listening to and lightly discussing a variety of aging topics explored by other LE groups, we spent a little time talking about what aging topics we were interested in further exploring in the future. A wide variety of possibilities were...
Better Aging Library
Medical Alert Systems: Help
We kept getting asked "which medical alert system is best?"; and "how do I choose the right medical alert system for me?". This independent, objective, hands-on research tries to answer those questions. If you are looking for a medical alert system, either for yourself or for an older adult such as a parent, this piece of research is for you.
Useful Apps Club
Unlock the potential of your smartphone or tablet to improve your life. The Useful Apps Club is for older adults and Boomers who have a smartphone or tablet (or are thinking of getting one) and need help to turn it into a useful tool. We are focused on finding Apps that can change your life, and teaching you how to use them.
Reduce Fall Risk
Read the "best of the web" on: Avoiding Falling. Our team of clinicians and citizen analysts has scoured the web for the best available answers to a set of questions designed to help you make falling less likely, and make the consequences if you do fall less bad.
Guide: Home Sensor Systems
Read our report on this new category of products, designed to help seniors stay at home longer, and to help their families worry about them less. There are important lessons to be learned about which ones work, and for which types of circumstance they are optimal.