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”.
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.
Elderly people often make security mistakes on the Internet. Here are the 5 most common Internet security mistakes done by elderly people, as well as some tips to avoid them.
China International Senior Services Expo (CISSE) is the biggest Chinese expo focusing on elderly care. This fifth edition will take place at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, from 3rd to 5th may 2016. The main theme is “Better care for the elderly, better life for the world”.
A recent study realized by Akamai during Christmas period revealed that two-thirds of European consumers counted on doing their Christmas shopping on Internet. Among them, a majority being elderly people.
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.
Age Watch shows 37 stats regarding the elderly from Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Several fields are presented: pensions, health condition or public transportation. [Read more…] about Bluecare reveals an infographics regarding the elderly in Ireland, the UK and the USA
Weenect is a new company specialized in GPS family tracking. They have recently launched Weenect Silver, a tracking beacon especially conceived for the elderly. With it, not only can the elderly be easily localized by their family members, but they can also send an alert in case of a problem. [Read more…] about Weenect Silver: a GPS beacon for the elderly
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.
For the next decades to come, the share of global population aged 60 or more is likely to rise to historically unprecedented levels. According to the latest estimates, by 2050 there will be 2 billion people aged over 60 ( which represents 22% of world population).
About 4-6% of elderly people have experienced different forms of maltreatment. The United Nations designed June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. [Read more…] about 15th of June: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
If you wander the streets of Denmark, you may have the opportunity to see older people being carried on customised bicycles, by local volunteers. Two and a half years ago, a project saw the light for which everyone was invited to get involved and participate, to improve the well-being of the elderly. [Read more…] about Denmark: Cycling with the elderly
Over the last few years, Silver Economy has gained in popularity, especially through Europe and Asian countries. However, Canada is also rather attentive to the matter, as the ageing process is also affecting their population.
In 2010, the country held the first summit on the matter, followed by a second one in 2013.
The 17th edition of the French Exhibition for the Elderly (French – Salon des Seniors) will take place on April, 9th to 12th, 2015, at Porte de Versailles, Paris.
More than 300 exponents will be present and 60 conferences are scheduled on four days. It will be the Silver Economy must-attend BtoC event. It may be the occasion for you to find the right answers concerning vital issues like retirement, health, technologies, law, tourism, home, associations, leisure, culture, jobs and services. [Read more…] about Exhibition for the Elderly – the Silver Economy event of the year
Wordwide, elderly people are more likely to commit suicide than others. Yet, it is no longer the case in the UK.
Over the last few years, the suicide rate among the elderly has indeed fallen sharply.
Are senior fashion stars the new trend? At the beginning of year 2015, two new brands took the leap: for its latest campaign, Céline chose to cast the 80-year-old writer and journalist Joan Didion. Meanwhile, the 71-year-old folk singer Joni Mitchell became a model for Saint Laurent. There have been several other senior models these past few years.
Falls are the first cause of accidental death for people over 65 years old. It often affects one’s physical and psychological condition.
People who fall can lose self-confidence. They can fear falling again and they can become isolated. Falling down can have many consequences: they are often serious since they are linked to the gravity of the wound and the state of health of the person.
In what circumstances do older people usually fall? What are the best means to detect and prevent falls? How can someone get up after falling and what can we do to prevent falls?
Find all the answers here.
A long-term British study from University College London found out that seniors feeling younger than their actual age may live longer than seniors feeling older than they actually are.
In the United States, the cannabis market tends to gain ground. Several American states are legalising cannabis, some for medical use only, others for both medical and recreational use.
The debate between those in favour and against cannabis legalising is still going strong. The New York Times published an article in late July promoting its legalisation.
More and more Americans are in favour of the decriminalization of cannabis, whatever their age. This includes the elderly, especially boomers. Many admit they consume cannabis for therapeutic and recreational use.
Circly (known as Pieni piiri in Finnish) has been nominated as the best mobile service for the elderly in Finland and has now opened a crowdfunding round on FundedByMe to extend its services.
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