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?