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.
Tecnisa decided to create the first private building dedicated to receive elderly people in São Paulo in Brazil. This building, called “Senior living” will be part of “Jardim das Perdizes”, a real estate project inaugurated in 2013 by the company.
On June 15th, the International Silver economy meeting took place in Paris. Focus on the second edition of the Business France competition and its winners. [Read more…] about International Silver economy meeting 2016 : focus on the Business France competition results
The third edition of the “RISE” (International Silver Economy Meeting), organized by Business France, will take place in Paris on the 15th of June. [Read more…] about Wednesday June 15th 2016: the International Silver Economy meeting will take place in Paris
It is possible that Miss Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport will enter the Guinness Book of World Records after she become the oldest woman to ever receive a doctoral degree.
On April 5th, 2015, during an elderly people’s swimming competition that took place in the city of Ehime, the Japanese centenarian Mieko Nagaoka beat the world record during a 1.500 meters swimming course.
Japan has the most important elderly population in the world. Thus, the Japanese society is adapting to this phenomenon in all sectors, even the pornographic one. [Read more…] about Sexuality: the elderly-pornography is expanding in Japan
Jim Turner is a 75 years old American cyclist who broke a record in Mexico in late July browsing 38.494 kilometers in an hour, before beating two other records.
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In Netherlands, Hogeweyk village is a special retirement home hosting patients with Alzheimer suffering from advanced dementia. This retirement home with an innovative concept, offers its residents a different living environment far away from usual staff in uniform and medical monitoring. The idea is to recreate a familiar lifestyle, as patients are allowed to move freely at their discretion. Indeed residents can walk, have a cup of tea, do their shopping, attend workshops …
A reception to honor the winners of the global innovation competition was held Wednesday, July 23 2014 at the Elysee Palace.
Responded with an introductory speech, Arnaud Montebourg, (former) Minister of Economy and Anne Lauvergeon, president of the “Innovation 2030” commission, former CEO of Alcatel and Areva has joined SIGFOX a few months ago as president of the StartUp.
During the reception, various roundtables were devoted to the 7 ambitions of this contest, including one devoted to the silver economy, in the presence of Innovation Commissionner Jacques BIOT and Louis de Lilliers, co-founder and CEO of the PlugMed company.
The reception ended with a speech by François Hollande and a “family photo” of the 110 winners of the contest who should soon receive 200,000 Euros. 1200 startups have applied for this innovation contest.
On September 16th and 17th, Ubifrance is organizing the 1st International Meeting about Silver Economy in Paris.
Ubifrance has signed the Silver Economy’s industry contract and is committed to the French government to assist companies in international development. [Read more…] about September 16th and 17th, 2014 : first Silver Economy International Meeting in Paris
Vivago Care 8001 watch has been rewarded at the 2014 German Design Awards . This watch is the only one equipped with a system which triggers an automatic alarm in case the person who uses it is unable to do it herself.
The VIVAGO watch also uses a system that allows continuous analysis of person’s level of activity. VIVAGO has received several international awards including the best solution for the medical and social establishments, Frost and Sullivan Award 2006 and the 2012 Red Dot Design Award. [Read more…] about Vivago Care 8001 watch rewarded at the 2014 German Design Awards
GiraffPlus is a European project that combines robotics and home automation to take care of the elderly. Giraff is an assistant robot for seniors and the project allows them to get home automation equipments.
The aim is to allow the elderly living at home to be able to communicate with family, friends or with health professionals. The device might be marketed at the end of 2015.
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According to the results of a study published on “The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences“ spending time on the Internet helps prevent depression among retirees, especially those who live alone.
In the article “Internet Use and Depression Among Retired Older Adults in the United States: A Longitudinal Analysis”, the authors explains that Internet use reduces by 33% the risk of falling into depression . [Read more…] about Internet use reduces elderly depression rates by 30%
The European Commission has published an infographic about mHealth in the context of the Horizon 2000 European program launched in January 2014.
This innovative solution should reproduce modified food texture in their original form using a 3D food printer.
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The ageing population is a phenomenon affecting Europe . In Germany, where a quarter of the population is aged over 65, the Kaiser supermarket chain launched in 2007 a supermarket suitable for seniors. [Read more…] about Germany: a supermarket tailored to seniors ‘ needs
Nu-age is a European project with a duration of 5 years which brings together 30 partners from 17 countries. 9 millions of dollars have been allocated for this project under the seventh “Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology” EU’s program. The project Nu-age aims to show how nutrition can help control or slow the ageing process. [Read more…] about Nu-age: a European project to prevent the effects of aging with a dietary study