The fact that people are living longer lives represents one of the crowning achievements of the last century, but also requires careful planning on the part of governments. A new IIASA study investigated the prevalence of activity limitations among older adults in 23 low- and middle-income countries, to help policymakers prepare for the challenges associated with the world’s aging population.[Read more…] about Planning for a growing elderly population
IPsoft, the leader in Enterprise AI, and GlobalDWS, the international systems integrator and solution provider of innovative technologies, have joined forces to enable Amelia, IPsoft’s industry-leading conversational AI solution, on GlobalDWS’ innovative service robot platform. The result of this agreement is a new Disinfection Service Robot (DSR) that combines GlobalDWS’ autonomous, voice-enabled robot platform with an Amelia-driven COVID-19 Assistant.[Read more…] about IPsoft joins forces with GlobalDWS to Launch Service Robots Powered by Amelia
After putting their company and retirement savings on the line, John Rexroad and his wife Teri are available to share their remarkable efforts supplying and donating masks to America following the recent retooling of their Connecticut based manufacturing plant. They are donating masks to anyone who can’t afford them, and all sales will earn no profit ( only charging his costs).[Read more…] about Senior couple risk everything providing masks to America
The Korean government has recently announced a blueprint for expanding care services to seniors in their homes, with a view to its realization by 2025. [Read more…] about S. Korea is taking steps to improve care and support for seniors living at home
After three years of R&D, the small team of LIZN ApS, a start up based in the city of Aarhus, Denmark, has come up with a wireless solution that reduces surrounding noise and disturbance.
Performing a concert without knowing how to play your instrument is the daring challenge taken up by the seven members of the French musical group “Les Mamies Guitares”, in English “The Grandma Guitars”. Aged 60-75, Arlette, Françoise, Martine, Danièle, Dominique, Agnès and Brigitte performed on June 30, 2018 at the “Festival Bruisme”.
A new Ageing Fit convention will take will take place from January 29th to 30th 2019 in Lille, France. The event features a 360° approach to build innovation partnerships for the senior care market.
Italian hearing aid maker Amplifon announced on July 24th 2018 the agreement for the acquisition of GAES group, one of the largest privately owned hearing-aid retailer of the Spanish speaking markets.
You are a fan of football but do not feel fit enough to run behind the ball for 90 minutes? Why not trying your hand (or your foot) at walking football?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) designates the Gérontopôle of the Toulouse University Hospital as WHO Collaborating Center for Frailty, Clinical Research and Geriatric Training.
This nomination confirms that the Gérontopôle is an internationally recognized innovating organization and a reference center in geriatrics, particularly due to its research work on frailty.
Diabetes is a chronic disease which is characterized by an excess of sugar in the blood, called hyperglycemia. In this file, SilverEco.org tells you more about diabetes by answering 7 key questions.
Millions of people worldwide use heat-sensitive medication (insulin, growth hormones, anti-TNF, etc) and are prisoners of their medication. LifeInA created LifeInABox to fix it and to keep your medication between 2 and 8°C.
Sensome, formerly Instent, a company developing a micro-sensor technology for smart medical devices out of France’s Ecole polytechnique, announced today that it has completed its €4.7m seed round to bring its first product to clinical trials.
Venture capital firm Kurma Diagnostics led a syndicate with the new Paris-Saclay Seed Fund – co-managed by Partech Ventures – and ID Invest, joined by a group of business angels.
A stroke (or cerebrovascular accident – CVA) is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue.
What can induce a stroke? What are the symptoms and how can we save the life of a person having a stroke?
The world elder abuse awareness day took place last 15th of June, 2017, on the theme : “Understand and end the financial abuse on elderly : a question coming under human rights”.
This day underlined the importance of preventing the elderly financial exploitation, because they must be able to completely enjoy human rights, without discimination.
The elderly are particularly sensitive to weather changes, and especially to heat wave. You will find below 7 tips to help you cope heat wave.
The elderly are particularly sensitive to weather changes, and especially to heatwave, as this week.
Indeed, they are suddenly exposed to the deshydration risks, then it is important to take some precautions in order to enjoy summer and be safe.
The Paris Healthcare Week is the major annual meeting dedicated to professionals working within the French health ecosystem. It will take place from the 16th to the 18th of May 2017 in Paris Expo, Paris, France.
The 2017 International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia will take place from April 27th to April 29, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. During this event, some important clinical and drug trials will be presented. Discover the program!
The disease of agitating paralysis, more commonly known as the Parkinson’s disease, is a chronic and progressive movement disorder. Tremors are the most known symptom of Parkinson’s. But what is this disease about?
You will get details by reading the next paragraphs of this month’s file, which is related to the World Parkinson’s Disease Day.
A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip strength.
TIME Magazine has selected the impact on dementia of a brain training exercise – developed and tested with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – as one of the 100 New Scientific Discoveries of 2016. That exercise is commercially available only in the BrainHQ brain training platform.
The first edition of MedFit will take place from 28th to 29th of June 2017 in Grenoble, France. Gathering 500 attendees from research to market, MedFit is the 1st European business convention dedicated to innovation partnerships in the fields of medical technologies and diagnostics.
Save the date! NutrEvent, the European meeting place for business innovation in food, nutrition and health, will take place in Lille, from 14h to 15th June 2017.
UK’s ageing HIV population is facing a social care ‘timebomb’, warns a healthcare charity in a report which records incidents of stigmatisation and discrimination within care homes.
The 3rd annual COCIR eHealth Summit took place during the European Commission’s European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing (5-8 Dec 2016, Brussels), in partnership with the European Association Working for Carers and the International Foundation for Integrated Care.
“Our Hong Kong foundation” proposes subsidies for health screening and chronic disease consultations for low-income elderly people. This system aims to prevent chronic diseases and to minimize future medical and social costs.
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.
Health at a Glance: Europe 2016, European Commission/OECD joint report shows that policies that aim at promoting good health and preventing diseases as well as reduce healthcare inequalities between EU members.
Older people must be included in prevention, treatment, care and support, says HelpAge International on World AIDS Day, as a new UNAIDS report reveals how more and more people are living into older age with HIV.
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Hearing aid provider Sonova Holding has received three awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards for two shorts films, nominated in three different categories. [Read more…] about Sonova Holding AG wins three awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards
Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. His research topic : autophagy, the process through which body cells recycle their own content, which is critical in preventing damage and age-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. [Read more…] about Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi receives the Nobel Prize for his work on autophagy
Centenarians seem to particularly take to certains regions in the world ; Japanese island Okinawa and Italian village Acciaroli are two of their favourite hideouts. What are the secrets to longevity in these regions? [Read more…] about Live long and prosper : two Japanese and Italian recipes for longevity
In March, Senegal implemented a “Sésame plan” aimed at providing senior citizens with full health coverage, a significant step towards improving the elderly’s life quality. [Read more…] about Senegal takes steps towards ensuring the wellbeing of elders
In Poland, people aged 75 and more do not have to pay for their own medication anymore, thanks to a law featured among the election pledges of the ruling party. [Read more…] about In Poland, medication is free past the age of 75
The 21st IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG2017) will take place from July 23 to July 27 in San Francisco, United States. It is an opportunity for experts to keep track of the latest research on ageing. [Read more…] about July 23-27 : 21st IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG2017) in San Francisco
The annual conference of the International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) will take place at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco on the 23rd of July 2017. [Read more…] about July 23 2017 : 12th International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) in San Francisco
Visual impairments (or low vision) are characterised by a less detailed vision and an altered visual field. A visually-impaired person may be able to distinguish the shape of a face, but not the features, make out the outline of a hand, but not the nails, etc. They also report being constantly dazzled when outside.
Visually-impaired people are halfway between blindness and “standard” visual acuity and suffer impediments on a daily basis, to varying degrees. [Read more…] about What are visual impairments? How do you remedy them?
The “White Book on Frailty” is a guide on detecting and treating frailty among the elderly; it promotes preventive actions against disabilities and provides information on how to adequately integrate frailty into everyday clinical practice.
Sonova, the world’s leading provider of hearing solutions, and AudioNova, one of Europe’s largest hearing aid retailers, announced today their intention to join forces.
The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed current March a new study presenting progress on e-Health in the European Regions. The report, entitled “From innovation to implementation – e-Health in the WHO European Region”, emphasis about technology being used in order to deliver accurate health services.
A recent study from Juniper Research estimated that the number of individuals using mHealth information services market will exceed 157 million users by 2020, more than tripling the 50 million for last year. The new research, Worldwide Digital Health: Developed and Emerging Market Opportunities 2016-2020, forecasts that the adoption of mHealth information services will significantly increase as service providers roll out initiatives to tackle issues such as infant mortality and infectious diseases. SMS, Apps and IVR (Interactive Voice Response) services are providing vital information to those who cannot access general healthcare services.
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The increasing life expectancy leads to a higher demand regarding new and up-to date treatment methods. MEDICA is one of the biggest expositions in the medical field worldwide, presenting new medical discoveries and technologies.
MEDICA is held in Dusseldorf alongside COMPAD starting today, 16th of November until to Thursday, 19th of November. [Read more…] about MEDICA 2015 – the world forum for medicine
In the UK, more than 3 millions of elderly people need care as they have lost their autonomy, for instance to take a bath, dress up, or even feed. Social security and other community-based NHS can only provide help for two thirds of them, which leaves more than 1 million people behind . [Read more…] about UK: Social care services cannot cover up all medical needs
Falls are still the number one cause of accidental deaths for people over 65 years old. They can have severe effects on a senior’s physical and/or psychological condition. A new study suggests that bloodstream, respiratory and even urinary infections can cause falls not only for elderly people, but younger people as well.
According to an American study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology, vitamin D deficiency may accelerate cognitive decline, especially elderly people. This study was led by a researchers team leaded from Rutgers University in New Jersey between 2002 and 2010. [Read more…] about Vitamin D deficiency may lead to cognitive decline
A team of German and French researchers recently identified a new peptide that could be involved in the Alzheimer disease.
The η-amyloid – or eta-amyloid – belongs to the same family as the beta-amyloid involved with the development of the disease. It has escaped notice from researchers for thirty years. According to research teams, its discovery could impact some clinical trials that are currently ongoing.
Several diseases and symptoms, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases; they may also increase the risk of developing the Alzheimer disease. Studies have indeed shown that 80% of Alzheimer’s patients also have cardiovascular disease. [Read more…] about A healthy mind in a healthy body: stay physically active!
In a recent study that was published in the Nature Medicine journal, American researchers from the University of California in San Francisco have identified the responsability of a protein in the cognitive decline process: as it accumulates in blood with ageing, the protein harms the cognitive functions in the hippocampus, which is a region of the brain associated with memory. [Read more…] about Study reveals a protein’s influence on memory and cognitive abilitites on adults
In France, 71% of people aged 50 years old and above take daily mediations; 45.000 people aged 70 years and above have medical prescriptions given by their doctors that exceed 10 different types of medicine per day. In fact, elderly people having several chronic diseases may need various medical prescriptions from different doctors (general practitioner, specialists). However, polypharmacy can cause iatrogenesis risks. [Read more…] about Polypharmacy and Iatrogenesis: elderly people and their medication
Everyone has been waiting for this beautiful season that rhymes with holidays, sun, beach, parties, sunbathing…
However, we shouldn’t forget some practical advice about summer and mostly heat waves which could cause some health problems. [Read more…] about Heat Wave: summer is coming… and with it, sunny days!
One of three women is going to suffer from urinary incontinence at some point in her life. Knowing that, midwife and researcher of the pelvic soil Olga Polo designed the product Boltex Inertial. She created Boltex Inertial to prevent and to treat the pathology of the pelvic soil, in order to support women’s quality of life. [Read more…] about Boltex Inertial, for women who suffer from incontinence
Recent researches show that memory loss among the elderly is not as severe as we originally thought. Wilma Koutstaal (University of Minnesota) and Alaitz Aizpurua (University of the Basque Country) have studied this topic and revealed some information about the matter.