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Poll: Aging U.S. in Denial About Long-Term Care Need

Poll: Aging U.S. in Denial About Long-Term Care Need | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Bulletin Today | Caregiving | Personal HealthBy Jennifer Agiesta and Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — We’re in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needin...
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Values Conflict at the End of Life

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Family members often make end-of-life decisions according to their own values, not the patient’s, a new study finds.

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Should We Fight the System or Be the Change?

Should We Fight the System or Be the Change? | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
It is an old question in social movements: Should we fight the system or “be the change we wish to see”? Should we push for transformation within existing institutions, or should we model in our own l

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The Beauty of Positive Aging | Best Of Everything After 50

The Beauty of Positive Aging | Best Of Everything After 50 | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Positive aging is about taking full responsibility for your body, mind and spirit. (This is my manifesto. Is it yours?
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UCLA-Led Study Suggests Strong Link Between Depression and Early Death ... - Sierra Sun Times

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2014 Portland ADU Tour: Kol Peterson's tiny home is a study in small living ... - The Oregonian

2014 Portland ADU Tour: Kol Peterson's tiny home is a study in small living ... - The Oregonian | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
2014 Portland ADU Tour: Kol Peterson's tiny home is a study in small living ...
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After living in shared housing for several years, Peterson was ready for a place of his own. As he researched various options, Kol discovered ADUs.
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Blog Aging in Place

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Aging in Place Blog (Aging in Place is a wonderful concept http://t.co/Wj6IcOEe3q)
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Life and Death in Assisted Living: "Close the Back Door" - FRONTLINE

Life and Death in Assisted Living: "Close the Back Door" - FRONTLINE | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Life and Death in Assisted Living: "Close the Back Door" FRONTLINE A wound care expert said the ulcer was teeming with “numerous” strains of bacteria, a sign the person had “probably gone a couple of months” without treatment, according to a state...

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Jeffrey William Goll's curator insight, August 2, 2013 5:36 AM

An hour long discussion of this documentary on the August 1 Diane Rehm show adds quite a bit of depth and nuance to the topic of this film. 

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2013-08-01/assisted-living-facilities-and-standards-care

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Older Adults and Technology Use

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America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from the Pew Research Center.
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Handbook of Sociology of Aging | Senior Medicine Help – Senior Health Care

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New post: Handbook of Sociology of Aging http://t.co/YDnTb7c0KS
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Ken Dychtwald's Four Observations on the Future of Aging - YouTube

Fascinated by the dance of biology, demography, economy and sociology, Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. presented his four observations on the Future of Aging at the con...
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Percent of population 65 or older - Slate Magazine

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Percent of population 65 or older
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For these, the oldest populations, the aging problem will only get worse in the next few decades, according to the U.N. data.
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Five Ways American Policies Make Us Lonely, Anxious, and Antisocial - Truth-Out

Five Ways American Policies Make Us Lonely, Anxious, and Antisocial - Truth-Out | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Five Ways American Policies Make Us Lonely, Anxious, and Antisocial
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After all, we've witnessed enormous advances in science, psychology, sociology, and related fields over the past couple of centuries.
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Google launches new company to focus on aging health and well-being

Google launches new company to focus on aging health and well-being | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it

The Internet giant is set to take on aging and illness.... "issues that affect all our families,” Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page said in the posting. “With some longer term, moonshot thinking around health care and biotechnology, I believe we can improve millions of lives.”


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Mary Jo Gehrking's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:50 AM

Calico will address the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Still in its infancy, this promising Google business venture will be one to watch closely.

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The Documents You Need, When You Need Them

The Documents You Need, When You Need Them | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The American Bar Association has developed a smartphone app intended to make health care directives quickly and easily accessible.

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Click to connect - Australian Ageing Agenda

Click to connect - Australian Ageing Agenda | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Click to connect Australian Ageing Agenda RetireAustralia, for example, has begun rolling out online services for the residents of its 26 independent living villages across Australia in response to what it calls the “dramatic shift in online...
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» Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks - Psych Central News

» Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks  - Psych Central News | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or (Aging Insight: Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks.
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Making Aging Positive

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Many of my older-adult patients wanted to make a difference in the world but, finding no role for themselves, were treated as socially useless. Having created a new stage of life, the next step is to make it meaningful.
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Aging population expected to double, present policy challenges - Northwest Herald

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Documentary about aging in place is shown free in Langley - Langley AdvanceNews

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Documentary about aging in place is shown free in Langley Langley AdvanceNews This made-in-Vancouver documentary features five older adults sharing their experiences about aging in place along with the challenges of staying in one's home and...
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The Number One Reason Elders Should Be Online - Care2.com

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Care2.com The Number One Reason Elders Should Be Online Care2.com While interacting with loved ones online wasn't able to completely eradicate depression in seniors who were already suffering from the mental disorder in the MSU study, it did...
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How Elders Are Building New Communities - Forbes

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How Elders Are Building New Communities
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But mostly, Beth (who is a long-time friend) tells the stories of elders who have found successful new ways to live and are creating their own communities along the way.
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Reb Zalman's December Song - Jewish Daily Forward

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Reb Zalman's December Song
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Unlike Reb Zalman's previous book on the subject of eldering — 1995's “From Age-ing to Sage-Ing,” co-authored with Ronald S.
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The Next America

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Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. (The Next America: U.S.
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Aging-in-place seniors can go on outings, Sunday drives with Urban Excursions - The Oregonian

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Aging-in-place seniors can go on outings, Sunday drives with Urban Excursions The Oregonian When Polly Bangs was young, all her friends agreed: her physician father was a certified “stud.” Cameron Bangs specialized in frostbite and hypothermia, and...
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How Sensors Are Transforming the Life Sciences Industry Landscape

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How sensors are having a major impact on innovation and the competitive landscape for the life sciences industry (medical devices, diagnostics and pharma)..

 To learn more and see examples in each of the categories visit : http://www.hitconsultant.net/2013/09/11/how-sensors-are-transforming-the-life-sciences-industry-landscape/


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Mary Jo Gehrking's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:27 AM

Lightweight and wireless, wearable and ambient sensors can be an important part of an overall system to remotely manage chronic health conditions via cloud-based storage and applications. While this enables aging and chronically ill adults to to remain in their home environment, there also needs to be ongoing training and tech support for the users, which is often where the funationality of this concept fails.

Richard Platt's curator insight, February 2, 9:14 AM

Sensors - the eyes and ears of the WBAN (Wireless Body Area Network) for healthcare applications, and there are so many others for many other applications

Allen Taylor's curator insight, February 28, 7:40 PM

New sensor technology enables seniors to stay independent longer.