Dermot Higgins at 56 has just become the oldest person to cycle around the globe. Dermot, and his trusty bicycle, Karolina, started their epic journey in June last year and arrived back in his hometown of Rush, Co. Dublin on April 7th after 9 months and 29,000 kilometres of tough cycling over all sorts of terrain in all sorts of weather. [Read more…] about Dermot Higgins, has cycled into the Guinness Book of Records!
The 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE) will take place on 28-29th April 2017, in Portugal. The conference aims to create a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health.
As the world’s ageing phenomenon becomes a worldwide challenge, there are numerous projects or initiatives which are being imagined in order to better cater to the lives of ageing seniors citizens.
Every year, SilverEco.fr, the French national portal of the Silver Economy organizes Silver Night. On the occasion, the best products, solutions or initiatives are being awarded with the French SilverEco® Trophies. [Read more…] about Silver Night – French SilverEco® Trophies: 20th of March 2017
In 2015 in EU28 it is estimated there were 46 million falls amongst community-dwelling elder people.
Fear of falling is common among the elderly and it can often become a reason for social isolation.
About 1/3 community-dwelling people aged 65 or over fall each year, fall rates increase with age and are higher in long term residential care and hospitals.
Some 30-50% falls result in minor injury, 5% in fractures, 5-6% in other major injury.
Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 report was published in November 2016 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission. This publication presents the most recent trends on health and health systems across the 28 EU member states.
Governments need to respond to rising needs for long-term care, especially regarding reducing premature deaths, reducing tobacco and alcohol use, tackling obesity and improving quality of acute and chronic care.