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Sandwich generation turns to technology to help take care of aging parents

Sandwich generation turns to technology to help take care of aging parents | Age Concern | Scoop.it
It’s human nature to want to take care of those we love. In fact, nearly 66 million Americans are caregivers, who spend about 19 hours a week caring for a loved one, according to AARP. Many of those caregivers are looking after older parents who don’t live with them. And while helping aging parents with everything from financial management to health care decisions is difficult enough, the challenges grow if the parent lives alone, either close by or in another state..
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Growing the Silver Economy in Europe, Brussels 23 September 2014 (9:00-16:30) - SAVE THE DATE

Growing the Silver Economy in Europe, Brussels 23 September 2014 (9:00-16:30) - SAVE THE DATE | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Demographic ageing in Europe and beyond creates challenges for our health and care systems and our national budgets. But it also creates enormous opportunities. The Silver Economy is the new gold, Silicon Valley gurus tell us. Large new public and consumer markets of ICT products and services for ageing well are developing. Our ageing populations are drivers of economic growth. In this light, the European Commission is organising the event 'Growing the Silver Economy in Europe' to discuss how to best grow a large scale Silver Economy in Europe.
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Elderly patients in the U.K. 'need their own healthcare budgets'

Elderly patients in the U.K. 'need their own healthcare budgets' | Age Concern | Scoop.it
The head of health in England has said that frail elderly, people with disabilities and those with serious mental health problems should be given money from the government and council-run social care services.
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How You Can Help Someone Who Is an Alzheimer's Caregiver

How You Can Help Someone Who Is an Alzheimer's Caregiver | Age Concern | Scoop.it

According to the Alzheimer's Association, 15.5 million people are serving as caregivers to people with Alzheimer's, providing over 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care every year. Carrying out their duties has a negative effect on their physical and mental health.

 

These people desperately need all the assistance they can get. It will help them preserve their own well-being. It will also help them improve their caregiving since no one can be a good caregiver if they're burned out all the time.

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Where Older People Are Gloomy About Their Health

Where Older People Are Gloomy About Their Health | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Older adults in the South believe their health to be worse than those in the Northeast and Midwest, government researchers find.
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A state of grace for the elderly

A state of grace for the elderly | Age Concern | Scoop.it

Somewhere behind the Philippines’ largest shopping mall, hidden from the bustle of modern city life, lies a place where some of the country’s elderly go to wait for absolution. No, they are not sinners; these senior citizens were once lost in the streets of Metro Manila seeking missing loved ones or perhaps in search of a dignity they are wishing to regain; some of them, imprisoned by their very minds or frail bodies.

 

GRACES is home to senior citizens rescued from the streets or from families that can no longer take care of them.

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Suicide Risk in the Elderly

Suicide Risk in the Elderly | Age Concern | Scoop.it
“The elderly have a suicide rate that is twice the rate among youth but make relatively few non-fatal suicide attempts. Greater overall frailty and increased likelihood of physical illnesses contribute to the lethality of suicide attempts in older adults.” — The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
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Assistive Technology for Arthritis

Assistive Technology for Arthritis | Age Concern | Scoop.it

Do you find everyday tasks becoming increasingly more difficult due to arthritis?

If so, here are a few examples of Assistive Technology (AT) that may ease the pain of arthritis and make everyday living a bit easier.

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The less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age, new study suggests

The less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age, new study suggests | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Researchers have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of a rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia.
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European Heart Journal July 7, 2014, 35 (26)

European Heart Journal July 7, 2014, 35 (26) | Age Concern | Scoop.it

 

Focus Issue on Hypertension

 

CardioPulse Articles

 

What does the future hold for renal denervation?
Profile: Prof. Deepak L. Bhatt MD MPH FACC FAHA FESC


SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial: what is it and what does it mean?


Was there real denervation in the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial?


Wireless echocardiography: a step towards the future


Book Review
Eugene Braunwald and the rise of modern medicine


Book Review
Hypertension: a clinical guide

 

Luis M. Ruilope

Renin-angiotensin system blockade: time for a reappraisal?
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1703-1705 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehu129

 

Thomas F. Lüscher and Felix Mahfoud

Renal nerve ablation after SYMPLICITY HTN-3: confused at the higher level?
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1706-1711 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehu195

 

Clinical update

 

Ruth Peters, Nigel Beckett, Terry McCormack, Robert Fagard, Astrid Fletcher, and Christopher Bulpitt
Treating hypertension in the very elderly—benefits, risks, and future directions, a focus on the hypertension in the very elderly trial
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1712-1718 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/eht464

 

Carmel M. McEniery, John R. Cockcroft, Mary J. Roman, Stanley S. Franklin, and Ian B. Wilkinson
Central blood pressure: current evidence and clinical importance
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1719-1725 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/eht565

 

Mandeep Singh, Ralph Stewart, and Harvey White
Importance of frailty in patients with cardiovascular disease
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1726-1731 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehu197

 

Heart failure/cardiomyopathy

 

Harikrishna Makani, Sripal Bangalore, Azhar Supariwala, Jorge Romero, Edgar Argulian, and Franz H. Messerli
Antihypertensive efficacy of angiotensin receptor blockers as monotherapy as evaluated by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: a meta-analysis
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1732-1742 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/eht333

 

Hypertension

 

Koon K. Teo, Marc Pfeffer, Giuseppe Mancia, Martin O'Donnell, Gilles Dagenais, Rafael Diaz, Antonio Dans, Lisheng Liu, Jackie Bosch, Philip Joseph, Ingrid Copland, Hyejung Jung, Janice Pogue, Salim Yusuf, and on behalf of the Aliskiren Prevention of Later Life Outcomes trial Investigators
Editor's Choice: Aliskiren alone or with other antihypertensives in the elderly with borderline and stage 1 hypertension: the APOLLO trial
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1743-1751 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehu079

 

Murray D. Esler, Michael Böhm, Horst Sievert, Christian L. Rump, Roland E. Schmieder, Henry Krum, Felix Mahfoud, and Markus P. Schlaich
Editor's Choice: Catheter-based renal denervation for treatment of patients with treatment-resistant hypertension: 36 month results from the SYMPLICITY HTN-2 randomized clinical trial
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1752-1759 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehu209

 

Coronary artery disease

 

Emmanuel Sorbets, Julien Labreuche, Tabassome Simon, Laurent Delorme, Nicolas Danchin, Pierre Amarenco, Shinya Goto, Christophe Meune, Kim A. Eagle, Deepak L. Bhatt, and Philippe Gabriel Steg
Renin-angiotensin system antagonists and clinical outcomes in stable coronary artery disease without heart failure
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1760-1768 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehu078

 

Marat Fudim, Eugene W. Ely, Cheryl L. Laffer, and Fernando Elijovich
Diagnosis of pheochromocytoma on physical examination
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1705 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/eht536

 

Jose Alberto de Agustin, Jose Juan Gomez de Diego, Ivan Javier Nuñez-Gil, Carlos Macaya, and Leopoldo Perez de Isla
Aortic dissection caused by intra-aortic balloon pumping
Eur Heart J (2014) 35 (26): 1718 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehu010

 

 

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the other side - Instructions for living a life

the other side - Instructions for living a life | Age Concern | Scoop.it

“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
― Mary Oliver

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Older People Often Overtreated for Diabetes, Study Suggests

Older People Often Overtreated for Diabetes, Study Suggests | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Calculating how much medication an older patient should get and on what schedule is often complicated by erratic meals, vision loss, depression and dementia.
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Keeping or increasing function in frail older people after a hospital admission  

Keeping or increasing function in frail older people after a hospital admission    | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Hugh Senior is an epidemiologist at the University of Queensland, Australia, and Matthew Parsons is a gerontologist at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Their paper Promoting independence in frail older people: a randomised controlled trial of a restorative care service in New Zealand has recently been published inAge and Ageing journal.
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Neurobiology of Aging, September 2014, Volume 35, Issue 9, Pages 1961-2182

Neurobiology of Aging, September 2014, Volume 35, Issue 9, Pages 1961-2182 | Age Concern | Scoop.it

Neurobiology of Aging publishes the results of studies in behavior, biochemistry, cell biology, endocrinology, molecular biology, morphology, neurology, neuropathology, pharmacology, physiology and protein chemistry in which the primary emphasis involves mechanisms of nervous system changes with age or diseases associated with age. Reviews and primary research articles are included, occasionally accompanied by open peer commentary. Letters to the Editor and brief communications are also acceptable. Brief reports of highly time-sensitive material are usually treated as rapid communications in which case editorial review is completed within six weeks and publication scheduled for the next available issue. The accepted abbreviation for Neurobiology of Aging for bibliographic citation is Neurobiol.

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The Seven Myths of Population Aging: How Companies and Governments Can Turn the “Silver Economy” into an Advantage

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How Can Technology Help Family Caregivers?

How Can Technology Help Family Caregivers? | Age Concern | Scoop.it
For well over a decade, we’ve been tantalized by digital technology’s potential to assist family caregivers. They surely could use help managing the enormous challenges of caring for a loved one.  And enterprising technologists could get very rich creating the right gizmos.
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Trib Talk: Caring for family caregivers | Trib Talk Blog

Trib Talk: Caring for family caregivers | Trib Talk Blog | Age Concern | Scoop.it
A new national report card shows that family caregivers in Utah are stressed, don’t have enough time to recharge and need more training on how to care for their older or disabled loved ones.
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Ageing revolution must benefit us all

Ageing revolution must benefit us all | Age Concern | Scoop.it
By feeding a negative narrative about ageing, Monbiot helps to delay serious debate on how to ensure that the ageing revolution benefits everyone,' writes Alan Walker. 
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Tests may identify Alzheimer's among elderly

Tests may identify Alzheimer's among elderly | Age Concern | Scoop.it
A breakthrough in research on Alzheimer's disease may by coming as a British journal has published findings that show a set of proteins in the brain may be contributing to the onset of dementia.
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Population ageing: the timebomb that isn’t?

Population ageing: the timebomb that isn’t? | Age Concern | Scoop.it

In their article “Population Ageing: the timebomb that isn’t?” in the BMJ (2013, 347), Spijker and MacInnes (SM) make a significant contribution to the debate about the challenges of ageing societies. Recognising that the largest share of the (health care) costs associated with ageing fall in the last few years before death, relating the share of population with a life expectancy of less than 15 years to the working population (the REDR, Real Elderly Dependency Ratio) is an important innovation. It takes the work of Scherbov and others on measuring ageing one step further, and highlights the problem of measuring salient features of ageing populations by chronological age only, as exemplified chiefly by the traditional Old Age Dependency Ratio (OADR).

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Age Discrimination Survey - AGE Northern Ireland

Age Discrimination Survey - AGE Northern Ireland | Age Concern | Scoop.it

Age NI is collecting examples of age discrimination in Northern Ireland in access to goods, facilities and services - such as health care, financial services, retail outlets etc.

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Middle-aged obesity linked to elderly disability

Middle-aged obesity linked to elderly disability | Age Concern | Scoop.it
The heavier you are in middle age the more likely you are to have difficulty taking care of yourself in older age, an analysis shows, with problems bathing and dressing increasing as people become more overweight.
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Be Ready to Remain at Home – IPAT Can Help!

Be Ready to Remain at Home – IPAT Can Help! | Age Concern | Scoop.it
The word is out, Americans want to remain in their own home, surrounded by familiar people and belongings as they age. They want to stay in the neighborhood they know, surrounded by neighbors they trust. What’s more, the demands of being actively engaged in every-day home related tasks may actually serve to maintain independence and stability. It is aging-in-place, and it’s a win-win!
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Tough Assignment: Talking To Elderly Parents About Their Driving

Tough Assignment: Talking To Elderly Parents About Their Driving | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Nobody looks forward to “The Talk” with elderly parents – you know the one, about how well or even if they should be driving. Maybe it doesn’t have to be that bad, but for sure there’s a Generation Gap in perceptions about having that conversation. According to surveys conducted by Liberty Mutual [...]
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Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing?

Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing? | Age Concern | Scoop.it
It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view stretches out over thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean. In the distance, white villas of wealthy Los Angeles residents dot the Hollywood hills. Here by the shore, curlews and sandpipers cluster on the damp sand. A few metres back from the water’s edge, a handful of people sit cross-legged: members of a local Buddhist centre about to begin an hour-long silent meditation.
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Ageing is like wine, it becomes mellow with age.

Ageing is like wine, it becomes mellow with age. | Age Concern | Scoop.it

Only good wine becomes mellow with age. Old age is the time you harvest what you planted in youth. The man is the child of yesterday - but the child in you must always live. 

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