The three winners of the 2018 Smart Ageing Prize were announced during the first day of the AAL Forum.
Ageing in prison is the subject of the new International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) report, published in October 2018. It explains how to identify and meet the needs of a very peculiar population: older prisoners.
“Smile does not get old” is the beautiful project of the russian photographer Ilya Nodia, who chose to make elderly people’s smile immortal.
Once an exception, longevity has become a revolution! The Age without Borders Webtour is a live video meetup connecting you with global voices in the flourishing longevity economy. The live launching will take place in Paris on September 12th 2018. Register now!
After the French edition of SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards, the jury members shared on camera the specificities of Silver economy all over the world.
Today, most people are living longer and a significant proportion of the world’s population are older people. By 2050, the world’s population of people over the age of 60 will double. This demographic change has strong implications for sustainable development. As people grow older, their health outcomes, needs and what they value can change. Supporting these changes by taking multisectoral action on ageing and health is therefore critical and will support the Decade on Healthy Ageing 2020 – 2030.
Prevention and rehabilitation are key to value-based elderly care: “the elderly are not as healthy in old age as expected”. The new BDO report, published in June 2018, puts the light on “the inappropriate response of the health care system to an ageing population”.
The 2018 Ageing Report, published in May 2018, shows that fiscal costs linked to pensions, health care and long-term care are expected to rise over the coming decades, as Europe’s population continues to age significantly.
The Silver Economy and Ageing Well International Awards took place in Paris on the 29th of March 2018 during the biggest Silver Economy French event: the Silver Night, and rewarded the best ageing-well and Silver Economy innovations.
Innov-Aging is the first Expo Meeting in Italy totally dedicated to the latest innovations of the Silver Market, with particular attention to the sectors: Economics-Finance, Health-Wellness and Technology.
Over 47% increase in attendance in one year, more than 125 nationalities represented, more than 300
speakers, more than 9,000 startups present, the 2018 Viva Technology edition is a huge success.
Yossi Graff, with the Care@Home Smart Alerting solution, is one of the winners of the 2018 SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards.
The Paris Healthcare Week, aimed at all healthcare professionals, is the only event of its kind in Europe. Over three days, it brings together around 850 exhibitors (OEMs, software publishers, suppliers, e-health entrepreneurs, medical device manufacturers, architects, care professionals, institutional representatives, and more) and approximately 30,000 visitors, including healthcare providers, specialists, decision-makers and professionals involved in the management, digitalisation, fitting-out and construction of healthcare establishments.
Vivago, a Finnish forerunner in personal healthcare technology, is taking remarkable step by launching the revolutionary Vivago MOVETM solution to global markets. Vivago MOVETM is introduced to the market at Digital Health Nordic event taking place at 13th -14th February 2018 at Helsinki, Finland.
Phonak, one of the leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, announces a new audiological center of excellence fueled by the Phonak Audiology Research Center (PARC) in Warrenville, Illinois.
Kwido was among the 2018 SilverEco and Ageing well International Awards’ finalists. Kwido’s platform tests new virtual reality technologies for cognitive stimulation.
Vivago and Avarea have signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of utilizing advanced analytics and producing business intelligence from the health status and wellbeing data generated by Vivago’s wellbeing and safety solutions.
Staying at home is not so easy when ageing, mobility is no longer the same. This is why adapting your house for more comfort and safety is important when you are close to retirement.
SafeMotion is the latest innovation in medical alert systems that’s revolutionizing how older adults age in place—or on the go. The company recently won a SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Award.
Care@Home Smart Alerting is a combination of technologies that ensures the safety of seniors through various intelligent emergency detection and alerting methods. The company recently won a SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Award.
The SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards winners and finalists were revealed during the SilverNight event in Paris. Congratulations to all participants and to the 50 nominees coming from all around the world.
In the survey of 2,000 parents and grandparents with more than one child, 23% of Mumsnet users admitted to having a favourite, while 42% of Gransnet users confessed to having a preferred grandchild.
Pearl Harbor’s oldest surviving veteran, Ray Chavez, celebrated his 106th birthday this year. Happy Birthday to him! This Mexican-American born of immigrant parents served on the USS Condor and was one of the very first sailors to spy the enemy submarine.
Heathrow’s ambition to deliver excellent passenger service has taken one step further as it announces its commitment to becoming the world’s first dementia friendly airport.
A heart attack can happen when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die.
Most of the time, older adults are dependent on family members or caregivers to understand the signs and to get medical aid. Here are tips from Dr Sriniwas Thakur, Consultant Geriatrician, on what you should and shouldn’t do when some elderly person suffers from a heart attack.
The world’s aging population is expected to increase the prevalent cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Analysis of the epidemiological trends of AD in the seven major markets (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan), determined that the total prevalent cases of AD are expected to increase from 10,604,756 cases in 2016 to 13,759,918 cases in 2026, at an annual growth rate of 2.98%, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
According to an Israeli study published in February 2018, cannabis could be use for improving the quality of life of elderly currently treated with opioids.
Ideable has been developing and marketing Kwido Mementia, the cognitive stimulation platform, for several years now. The platform is part of its Kwido line of products that use technology to provide care for the elderly. Kwido Mementia uses serious games to help prevent cognitive decline and even provides early warning of possible patient problems.
As you already know, SilverEco.org has launched the SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards, which aim to bring together all Silver Economy international stakeholders on the occasion of a gala event, on 29th of March, 2018, in conjunction with the French event, “SilverNight” in Paris.
Discover all the Jury members!
The latest round of recently approved emojis are set for release in the second half of 2018. It will include new white – or grey-haired options. They aren’t the first grey-haired emojis, but they do represent an improvement.
Cottos Medical has created Cycleo, which is considered as a “bike from today to age better tomorrow”. Indeed, this bike is a connected bicyle for care facilities for elderly. Explanations…
Domitys residences offer a different living environment. Indeed, Domitys develops spacious, quality residences with apartments varying in size, carefully designed to make life easier. Focus on Domitys residences…
SilverEco.org has launched the SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards, which aim to bring together all Silver Economy international stakeholders on the occasion of a gala event.
For the 2018 edition, SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards will take place on 29th of March, 2018, in conjunction with the French event, “SilverNight” at the biggest cinema theatre of Europe, le Grand REX, in Paris.
The automation of production is accelerating around the world: 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries (2015: 66 units). By regions, the average robot density in Europe is 99 units, in the Americas 84 and in Asia 63 units.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced that they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs.
The three companies, which bring their scale and complementary expertise to this long-term effort, will pursue this objective through an independent company that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints.
Nicole Kidman, a famous australian actress, used her Screen Actors Guild Awards speech to speak out against ageism in Hollywood, explaining however that the industry’s attitude towards older female stars is changing for the better.
In the United Kingdom, more than 1 million older people are at risk of “withering away in their own homes” as a result of malnutrition caused by social isolation and cuts to public services, the all-party parliamentary group on hunger claims.
Tracey Crouch was recently announced as the new Minister for Loneliness. Indeed, in memory of Jo Cox, who was murdered by a right-wing extremist in 2016, the British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the appointment of a new “Minister of Loneliness.”
Marianne Shores took the first roller coaster ride of her life as a 16-year-old out on her first date at the Long Beach boardwalk. 60 years have passed since that moment, and Shores gets around now with a walker at the Atria Carmichael Oaks residential facility. Yet, on a recent Saturday, she was back speeding down the tracks and gripping the safety bar while wearing cutting-edge virtual reality goggles, created by Gamers Gift.
This year’s flu season is shaping up to be an especially serious one, and it’s important for clinicians to promptly recognize, diagnosis, and treat influenza in hospitalized patients, especially in vulnerable populations such as older individuals.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, however, indicates that adults aged 65 years and older who are hospitalized with fever or respiratory symptoms during influenza seasons are less likely to have a provider-ordered influenza test than younger patients.
Winter offers number of risks for the elderly. It’s important to be aware of the challenges associated with elder care during these cold months, and to take steps to protect them. Here are 3 tips for seniors durant winter.
AgeingFit, the leading European business convention dedicated to innovation in the healthy ageing sector, will gather main actors in the innovation cycle from research to market, along with the key players in regulation and evaluation with the objective of identifying tomorrow’s market needs and promoting today’s innovative products and services for the senior care market.
AgeingFit will take place on 6th and 7th February 2018 in Nice (France). Discover the final programme!
The Silver Economy and Ageing Well International Awards will take place in Paris on the 29th of March 2018 during the biggest Silver Economy French event: the Silver Night! More than 1.500 professionals and business stakeholders will meet to exchange and discover the best ageing-well and Silver Economy innovations.
Domalys, selected to represent the FrenchTech during the CES of Las Vegas, had the opportunity to present its innovation: Aladin, a smart lamp “with a genie inside”. Explanations…
Gyrolift is a universal and innovative mobility solution based on the association of a gyropod and a robotics system. It offers its users automatic stabilization, an innovative system of reassurance and an intuitive monitoring system to increase the comfort of mobility.
A new study reveals that, among patients of advanced age with stage III lung cancer, African Americans and individuals who live in lower income areas are more likely to not receive any treatment. Published online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that patients who receive the standard of care treatment for their cancer live longer.
Colgate, a global leader in oral care, is committed to improving the way people brush their teeth. With the launch in the US on Apple.com and select Apple Stores, the new Colgate® Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 with Artificial Intelligence, Colgate® is taking a leap forward by providing users with real-time feedback about their brushing so they can take better care of their oral health.
According to the « ANFE » (Association Nationale Française des Ergothérapeutes), the goal of the occupational therapy is to “maintain, restore and enable human activities in a secure, autonomous and efficient manner”.
In a booming industry, the profession of occupational therapist bases its practice on the link between human activity and health and aims to prevent, reduce or even eliminate disability situations by taking into account people’ lifestyle and their environment. Explanations.
Oticon, Inc. recently announced that the Oticon HearingFitness™ App, the first hearing aid app dedicated to hearing fitness, has won a 2018 CES Innovation Award, the world’s leading consumer technology awards program.
After a successful first edition, AgeingFit, the European business convention dedicated to innovation in Silver Economy and Health, will take place on 6th and 7th February 2018 in Nice (France).
AgeingFit is the meeting point for companies, scientists, financers and directors of retirement, nursing homes and hospitals from the Silver Economy and Health sector. AgeingFit offers those actors a frame so as to collectively develop innovative products and services for the prevention, treatment and support of the effects of ageing on seniors.
Two Irish best friends, Matt Murphy, 83, and Michael O’Sullivan, 58, who are both heterosexual, decided to get married when they discovered how much tax would have to be paid on the house Murphy intended to leave in his will to O’Sullivan.
The health benefits of playing football and the importance of exercise and social contact for healthy ageing are well established. But sometimes, the physical demands of play at full speed may make it unsustainable for some older adults.
Walking football can be a way of playing football differently. Indeed, it’s enjoyable and moderately demanding and may be an adapted form of exercise for older adults.
According to aarpinternational.org, Germany is currently one of five “super-aged” societies in the world, and its population of those age 65 and older will continue to grow, reaching nearly one-third of the total population by 2050.
Everybody hope to enjoy a relaxing Christmas with close people. However, the hustle and bustle of getting the whole family together can be challenging and many carers feel anxious in the run up to Christmas Day, especially when some of their relatives have Alzheimer’s disease.
Read the Dementia UK 5 key tips to enjoy the day!
New research from the University of Otago Christchurch have found that one in five older people (equates to 15,000 elderly) identify as feeling lonely in New Zealand, and the negative impact of this can worsen health conditions.
New research for Age UK shows that nearly a million (928,000) older people feel lonelier at Christmas time.
The CES 2018 will run Tuesday, January 9 through Friday, January 12 in Las Vegas, NV. CES 2018 will touch every major global industry, hosting 3,900 exhibitors, and drive the ever-evolving technology landscape across 2.5 million net square feet of exhibit space.
Pensions at a Glance 2017 says that public spending on pensions for the OECD as a whole has risen by about 1.5% of GDP since 2000. However, the pace of spending growth is projected to slow substantially.
At the same time, recent reforms will lower the incomes of many future pensioners. People will live longer and to ensure a decent pension would have to postpone the age of retirement.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the seven major markets of the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan, saw the majority of diagnosed incident cases occurring in women (65.76%), with just over 7.40 million cases, while men accounted for 34.24%, with just under 3.85 million cases in 2016, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.
Nearly one in four elderly Japanese convicts is reoffending and ending up back behind bars within two years of being released, according to new government figures.
Read SilverEco.org Hiroyuki MURATA’s guest column, published in the latest issue of “L’Annuaire National de la Silver Economie”.
Hiroyuki MURATA is the President of Murata Associates, Inc. and a Professor in Tohoku University.
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Save the date : only 11 days left before the Verklizan Innovation Day, on November 29th 2017!
The Verklizan Innovation Day is an international symposium for social alarms, telecare and telehealth offering a global overview of what the sector and its fields of activity are expecting in the future. As each year, Verklizan will inspire more than 280 participants with its innovations, the interactive exchanges and the exclusive ambience.
Bette Nash has prided herself on for six decades as an American Airlines flight attendant. Indeed, on Saturday, Nov. 4, she has marked 60 years with the airline and industry, and her international notoriety as American’s longest serving, most senior flight attendant.
The 60 for 60+ Challenge is a grassroots campaign that harnesses the collective power of our friends, family, and social networks to raise $45,000 or more for HelpAge!
University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of family medicine Irene Hamrick reports that the number of falls in older adults dropped 48 percent in the 6 months after a yoga class began, compared to the 6 months previous.
Indeed, a study, now online in Complementary Therapies in Medicine, looked at older, rural adults who attended yoga classes in Western Wisconsin.
Ada Keating, a mother aged of 98 moved into a care home to look after her 80-year-old son, Tom.
After months of work, ReadSpeaker launches a new and improved solutions called “ReadSpeaker webReader”. This solution better reflects what it does: speech-enable website content, or quite literally, read websites out loud using our text-to-speech technology…
The 4th China International Silver Industry Exhibition will be held from November 16th to 18th, 2017 in Guangzhou, China (Poly World Trade Center Expo).
This event will gather the most influential brands at home and abroad and lays its emphasis on showcasing and promoting the latest products, equipment and technology in the silver industry…
Younger generations will face greater risks of inequality in old age than current retirees and for generations born since the 1960s, their experience of old age will change dramatically.
Moreover, with family sizes falling, higher inequality over working lives and reforms that have cut pension incomes, some groups will face a high risk of poverty, according to a new OECD report.