Category 'Senior Care Technology'

Technology Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients

When it comes to technology, many older adults are skeptical about embracing it and uncomfortable learning how to use it. However, once seniors begin to use and integrate technology into their everyday lives, it can have a positive impact. Recent studies on seniors and technology from the Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of adults aged 65 and older go online and 77 percent use a cellphone. According to Pew, once seniors embrace technology, it can become “an integral part of their daily lives.”

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California Right at Home Offices Meet in Burbank

Collaboration and continuing education are important in the Right at Home system.

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Smart Features for Older Drivers

AAA estimates that by 2020, 40 million U.S. drivers will be 65 years and older. Through the Smart Features for Older Drivers tool, the auto association helps elderly drivers shop for new vehicles with eight smart car features.

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High Blood Pressure and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have high blood pressure, known as hypertension, and are taking certain medications for the condition, you also may be lowering your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Touchscreen Tech Trends Are Helping Grandparents Connect!

Now, sleek and easy-to-use touchscreen devices streamline how older adults use technology to video chat and share photos, emails and more.

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Can Home-Monitoring Technology Prevent Falls in Elders?

Up to 50% of elders fall each year in their home. Many of these falls result in broken bones, hospital admissions and relocation to nursing homes for ongoing care. Can an elder, who is growing frailer with age, remain at home safely?

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Don’t Be a Victim of Medical Identity Theft

With the upswing in data breaches in the healthcare industry, America’s seniors in particular are vulnerable to medical identity theft in which an unauthorized party gains access to a person’s health information.

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Backyard, High-Tech Cottages for Seniors Provide Peace of Mind for Caregivers

Mom and Dad are moving closer to be near family, so close you can see them right out the backdoor.

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Wearable Health Sensors Are Just a Wrist Away

Today, biometrics engineers and tech firms across the globe are speedily developing sensors and wearable technologies that can monitor your health from a distance.

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Skype Is the New Prozac

Medical and social researchers are investigating a new form of depression assistance for older adults – personal counseling via computer screen.

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