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Robots help Japan's ageing population

Robots help Japan's ageing population | Ageing Asia | Scoop.it
As an increasingly crowded world readies to welcome its seven billionth citizen, Japan faces the opposite problem -- a shrinking population that has to depend on a new kind of friend: robots.

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We should use robots to enable care givers to spend more human interaction time with the elderly rather than replace humans altogether.

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Technology and aging population

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Women forecast to outnumber men in South Korea next year, sign of fast ageing population

Women forecast to outnumber men in South Korea next year, sign of fast ageing population | Ageing Asia | Scoop.it
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea will undergo a major demographic change next year when, for the first time, women will outnumber men - the result of a rapidly ageing population.
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Another Ageing Suit. Is Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery or Just Plain Capitalism? | Silver Group

Another Ageing Suit. Is Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery or Just Plain Capitalism? | Silver Group | Ageing Asia | Scoop.it
Not another 'Ageing Suit'. At least it shows that companies are taking an interest in age-friendliness @ageingworld http://t.co/CpdFJrXbSU
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More living to 100 years old in Singapore

The centenarian club used to be really exclusive, but its membership has ballooned in the past two decades.
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Fantastic. Congratulations Singapore. Next, how can we ensure that we age in good health, keeping well engaged and prevent social isolation

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Robots help Japan's ageing population

Robots help Japan's ageing population | Ageing Asia | Scoop.it
As an increasingly crowded world readies to welcome its seven billionth citizen, Japan faces the opposite problem -- a shrinking population that has to depend on a new kind of friend: robots.

Via Nancy Watson
Janice Chia's insight:

We should use robots to enable care givers to spend more human interaction time with the elderly rather than replace humans altogether.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:32 PM

Technology and aging population

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Time to help seniors age successfully - AsiaOne

Age is an asset, not a liability. Now what's needed are the community support and eldercare to make that a reality. -ST
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VIDEO: Tackling Asia's ageing population - Analyst - NewsLocker

VIDEO: Tackling Asia's ageing population - Analyst - NewsLocker | Ageing Asia | Scoop.it
Asia's population is rapidly ageing, but many countries in the region are ill-equipped to deal with the older generation.
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Aussies urged to care for elderly

Aussies urged to care for elderly | Ageing Asia | Scoop.it
China has passed laws requiring people to visit their elderly parents, and experts say Australians have to do better in this field, too.
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Singapore passed a parents maintenance act too mandating that children can be sued if they do not give an allowance to heir parents.
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