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How Yoga Helps Your Brain | Senior Living Texas

How Yoga Helps Your Brain | Senior Living Texas | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
Today's helpful tips for Texas seniors focus on showing you how yoga can help not just your body's health but your mind too.
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Productive Aging in Action…Bringing It Together – “An Older ...

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Productive Aging in Action…Bringing It Together – “An Older American's Month Celebration”. by lynn hamilton. Bringing It Together… Ollie Stewart & Debra Bradley Celebrate Bringing It Together 2014. That is the name and ...
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Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention by Dr Paul Lam

The Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention program is recommended by CDC to prevent falls. Tai Chi for Health Institute and Dr Paul Lam have partnered with Ar...
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How Access to Reliable Transportation Can Improve Health for Older Adults - Long Beach Post

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How Access to Reliable Transportation Can Improve Health for Older Adults Long Beach Post Norma Frias, coordinator, MemorialCare Senior Plus Program, Long Beach Memorial and Community Hospital Long Beach | According to the Surface Transportation...
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For older adults, exercise is good medicine for health, mobility and mood - Medical Xpress

For older adults, exercise is good medicine for health, mobility and mood - Medical Xpress | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
Medical Xpress For older adults, exercise is good medicine for health, mobility and mood Medical Xpress “Even if you are overweight or obese, starting a physical activity program can have beneficial effects above and beyond weight control or weight...
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6 Inspirational Aging in Place Bathrooms - Age in Place Remodeling

6 Inspirational Aging in Place Bathrooms - Age in Place Remodeling | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
6 inspirational aging in place bathrooms highlighting some beautiful universal design ideas for safe homes later in life.
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Universal Design and Aging in Place

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Universal Design and Aging in Place: Ideas meant to produce homes that are inherently accessible to everyone, regardless of age or condition.
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Home Safety Checklists - AARP News

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Every year in the United States nearly one-third of people age 65 and older experience a fall.
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7 tips for successful aging | The Rundown | PBS...

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Eva Allegria works out at an AltaMed PACE Center, which helps elderly individuals stay healthy, active and happy for longer into old age.
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Aging in Place: Six No Cost Secrets to Creating a Safer Home Environment | Boomers' Online Community to help Mom & Dad

Aging in Place: Six No Cost Secrets to Creating a Safer Home Environment | Boomers' Online Community to help Mom & Dad | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
“Aging in Place: Six No Cost Secrets to Creating a Safer Home Environment http://t.co/gzxvn9EIju @AaronDMurphy RT @aechurba #seniors #safety”
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Aging in Place (3): Early Concept Development | Blog | design mind

Aging in Place (3): Early Concept Development | Blog | design mind | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
“Building on Research In our last blog post we shared a few of our favorite stories from the Aging in Place field research and identified the major design themes that had emerged. We have since translated these opportunities ...”
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Eight ways the Microsoft Kinect will change healthcare | mobihealthnews

Eight ways the Microsoft Kinect will change healthcare | mobihealthnews | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
We never really know where the next game-changing innovation will come from. The smartphone started out as just that — a smarter phone. But when Apple opened up its API to developers, that open source project started to unlock the true potential of a handheld, connected touchscreen computer. Nowadays, the ability to make a phone call might just be the least important thing your smartphone does for you. In the next few years, we might be saying something similar about the Microsoft Kinect, which has a similarly open software development kit. What began as a video game controller is rapidly becoming much more, as developers turn the power of computerized gesture recognition onto a bevy of healthcare uses. Today, MobiHealthNews launches “Kinect the Docs: How Microsoft’s video game technology is changing healthcare,” a 30-page report on the impact of the technology on the healthcare space. In it, we discuss eight different ways people are already looking into using the Kinect to help people lead healthier lives. Here they are in brief. To get the full report, check out MobiHealthNews’s research store. 1. Fitness and Exergaming The hands-free, full body control scheme of the Kinect makes it ideal for creating video games that get people active and moving. In addition, the Kinect’s camera can watch you move and record your movements, so it can give feedback on how much you’re moving or whether you’re doing a particular exercise correctly. The gamification possibilities for that kind of instant feedback are extensive, and research work by groups like the Mayo Clinic has shown that exergaming works for seniors as well as younger people. 2. Physical Therapy The same feedback functionality makes the Kinect an ideal tool for at-home and in-clinic physical therapy. MobiHealthNews wrote about seven startups working in Kinect-based physical therapy in May, including West Health spin-off Reflexion Health and former game developer Respondesign. Many of those startups are now in clinical trials or even launched and working with patients. 3. Surgery Support One of the very first healthcare use cases attempted even before Microsoft opened up the Kinect SDK was to allow surgeons to access medical imagery like X-rays without scrubbing out or having to work through an assistant. With gesture-based controls, surgeons can not only interact with static medical imagery onscreen, but can even refer to a live-feed from a flouroscopy camera. A Canadian company called GestSure is already deploying the technology in a handful of hospitals. 4. Autism Screening and Therapy MobiHealthNews recently wrote about a project in development from Kaiser Permanente, using a Kinect game to screen young children for autism spectrum disorders. A study at the University of Minnesota also used Kinect sensors, deployed passively in a nursery, to scope out telltale signs of the condition. And autism centers like the Lakeside Center for Autism in Issaquah, Washington have found the technology just as useful for working with children who are already diagnosed. 5. Virtual Visits and Virtual Nurses Sense.ly is using the Kinect as an advanced video camera for virtual consultations. The company hopes to reduce the resources hospitals need to commit to following up with chronic disease patients, while still reducing readmissions. The key to that cost saving is a virtual nurse, an avatar that uses Kinect gesture recognition and Nuance voice recognition to communicate with patients just like a human doctor. 6. Virtual Group Therapy Group therapy can be helpful in the treatment of conditions like alcoholism and PTSD, but people sometimes have a hard time opening themselves up even to strangers. Using the Kinect, groups of patients could meet up virtually and truly anonymously, represented by avatars who would share their voice and body language but without an identifiable face. This technology hasn’t really been realized, but both Microsoft itself and the Pentagon have expressed interest in it. 7. Aging in Place and Fall Prevention Could a passive Kinect sensor in an elderly person’s home analyze their gait and deliver an early warning about an increase risk of falling? That’s what one startup, Atlas5D is trying to find out. So is a team at the University of Missouri, with backing from the NIH and the NSF. Fall prevention is one of the most elusive goals in mobile health, but the Kinect has shown some promise in tackling it. 8. Helping the Blind to Navigate and the Deaf to Communicate Researchers have demonstrated the potential of the Kinect to both guide a blind person through a building, and to translate from sign language to text and speech in near-real time. One uses the camera’s ability to detect 3D objects while the other uses the software’s ability to track human hand movements. Both are far from commercialization, but they demonstrate the extraordinary potential of the technology. Head over to the MobiHealthNews research store to pick up your copy of “Kinect the Docs: How Microsoft’s video game technology is changing healthcare.”
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Aging-in-Place Technology for Elderly Healthcare

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Aging-in-Place Technology like remote patient monitors, telehealth systems & other tech devices are having a huge impact on the elderly healthcare industry, (http://t.co/4kovNP7HFV
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Physical Therapy for Balance and Fall Prevention | Chiropractor ...

Physical Therapy for Balance and Fall Prevention | Chiropractor ... | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
At Team Health Care Clinic in Champlin, MN our team sees clients daily for balance and fall prevention. Falling is a serious health risk among older adults. One in three adults age 65 or older falls each year.
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Tripping seniors is a new technique in studying fall prevention - New Haven Register

Tripping seniors is a new technique in studying fall prevention - New Haven Register | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
Tripping seniors is a new technique in studying fall prevention New Haven Register Shirley Ristau, right, coaches Johanna O'Neill, center, through a balance obstacle course while O'Neill's sister, Mary O'Neill, left, looks on during a fall...
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seniors | Home designs for active living, aging in place - Jweekly.com

seniors | Home designs for active living, aging in place
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Baby boomers aren't about to sit back and watch the world go by in retirement.
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Strategies to Afford Aging in Place - FEDweek

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Your elderly parents or other aging loved ones might need substantial care, and so might you some day. Nursing homes and similar institutions can be unfamiliar and expensive.
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The Meaning of “Independence” for Older People in Different Residential Settings

The Meaning of “Independence” for Older People in Different Residential Settings | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
What does independence really mean to older adults? http://t.co/BaF16SqLkz @aging_in_place #aging #Independence
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Is Your Home Age-Friendly? - AARP News

Is Your Home Age-Friendly? - AARP News | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
Is Your Home Age-Friendly? AARP News If you're concerned about how well a fit you and your home will be as you age and your physical abilities change, an occupational therapist or certified aging-in-place specialist can conduct an assessment of you...
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Eight ways to future-proof your house for retirement

Eight ways to future-proof your house for retirement | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
Slowed by arthritis and worsening foot and ankle problems, Gary Blankenburg, 73, is becoming less mobile as he ages.
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NAHB: Learn About Aging-In-Place and What a Professional Can Do for You

NAHB: Learn About Aging-In-Place and What a Professional Can Do for You | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
To age-in-place you will probably need to modify your house as you mature to increase access and maneuverability. (RT @NAHBhome: April is New Homes Month!
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Take Control of Your Health: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

Take Control of Your Health: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
“Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Sept. 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Stay safe with these tips!”
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Health Care at Home on Your Terms: Senior Care Central Develops Unique Model That Promotes Aging in Place with Flexible Assisted Living

Health Care at Home on Your Terms: Senior Care Central Develops Unique Model That Promotes Aging in Place with Flexible Assisted Living | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
“Valparaiso, Indiana: (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 -- Senior Care Central is a web-based service that links person who are seeking care with quality, affordable, professional caregivers.”
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Study: Racing game can improve brain functions - mobihealthnews

Study: Racing game can improve brain functions - mobihealthnews | Fall prevention in older adults | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco shows that a specially designed mobile video game could improve neural plasticity in older adults, improving their ability to multitask and to filter out distractions. A spin-off company is currently testing a version of the game for the possible treatment of ADHD, depression, or autism spectrum disorders.
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