There are so many assistive technology (AT) devices available to help compensate for lost or diminished abilities due to brain injury, it is hard to know where to start. Today I thought we would address the area of memory loss and talk about just 10 items to get you started on your quest. Remember this list is not exhaustive! In addition, a consultation with an assistive technology specialist is recommended to help match abilities/needs to the available AT devices. For more information, please contact IPAT or your state’s AT program for an assistive technology specialist near you.
The association representing Swiss cities has called for politicians to better tackle the challenges related to ageing, including increased numbers of old people, dementia, a housing shortage and rising numbers of foreign pensioners.
Cuecas que retêm urina e neutralizam odores são a mais recente inovação da têxtil de Barcelos Impetus, que já está a exportar aquelas peças para vários países e se prepara para pôr no mercado novos produtos de saúde.
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.
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).
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.
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!
This booklet provides an evidence-based approach to complaint handling in a plain English, easy-to-understand format. It highlights the role of communication in effective complaint handling and the benefits of resolving complaints within a service.
The popular narrative that getting old is not just bad news on a personal level but also putting the economy at risk is doing us all a great disservice, leading thinkers told a recent forum. Marie McInerney reports.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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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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
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
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
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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