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Media relating to better quality life as grow older.

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

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Analysis & Exploration: Media

Quickly Getting Help for a Friend in Need

"Hi, this is Lisa. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now. Can you bring me some food?" I found that scary sounding message on my voicemail one Saturday morning. It started me on a journey to coordinate care for a close friend. I learned several things that I'll share with you. I hope that if you are ever faced with a similar situation, my experience will help you.

 

 

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 on the ones that seem most useful for you.

 

 

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 recommendations. Sure enough, there are a number of books on aging parents on Amazon. I decided I wanted to find the most popular, and then read them and see whether I could identify a handful of them to recommend next time someone asks for a Guide to Aging Parents. This article is the first installment in my journey and focuses on which are the top selling books in this category (presumably the ones others have found most relevant).

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Media

Voice Reminder App Review

I wanted a solution to "forgetting" things I had put in the calendar. I found a useful app to help with this, and here is a review of it.

Like many of us, my day to day living is largely reliant on a calendar, via my iPad, iPhone or Android smart phone, to notify me when... ....... Read more

Smart Home Share & Learn: SF Explorers

When asked which smart home devices they have, San Francisco Explorers answer with more than a few of their personal favorites.  .........Read more

The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence

In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more

SF Explorers use Amazon Echo Show to Reach Across the Country

The San Francisco Explorers participate in a cross country video call demonstration of the use of an Amazon Echo Show. .........Read more

Rosalie Sings the Praises of Amazon's Alexa

Explorer Rosalie reports to the group on her experience from Amazon's first Echo and newer products and Alexa skills, including "Let's Chat". .........Read more

Giving Up the Car…

Trying to convince my husband and a friend it is time to consider giving up their vehicles. With that in mind I set up an Uber account for my totally NON-techie husband. Added every address I could think of he might need. Still, he found it very difficult to navigate. Forget the friend. Her... ....... Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Media (shared by our Explorers)

Papa: Family on Demand

 
Papa: Family on Demand
 

Papa is an on-demand assistance service and app designed to help people and their family members stay independent while living at home.

 

Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids

 
Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids
 

Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids, when used with the Bose Hear app, are intended to adjust the audio signal to the needs of the user. These are OTC hearing aids that do not require an audiologist fitting.

 

A Dignified Life

 
 

A Dignified Life is a book intended to offer a successful approach to caring for persons with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

 

GetSetUp

 
GetSetUp
 

GetSetUp.io is an interactive social and learning system designed to help seekers learn new tech skills or get started on new tech projects. 

 

WellBe

 
WellBe
 

WellBe from HandsFree Health is a virtual healthcare assistant, which comes in a smart speaker and, optionally, with a modern-looking, smartwatch-type medical alert.

 

Memory-Lane.Tv

 
Memory-Lane.Tv
 

Memory Lane is a multi-media intervention designed to be a non-pharmaceutical approach to dementia using customized entertainment for people living with dementia.

 

Be My Eyes

 
Be My Eyes
 

Be My Eyes is a free app for iOS or Android devices that is designed to connect persons with vision impairment to sighted volunteers who also use the app to assist the caller with visual problem-solving. 

 

Life360

 
Life360
 

Life360 - The New Family Circle is a subscription smartphone app intended to work with phones or with Alexa to stay aware of the whereabouts of participating family members.

 

AcTo Dementia

 
AcTo Dementia
 

AcTo Dementia is a website intended to provide information about touchscreen apps designed for use by persons with dementia.

 

 

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