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Philips Cares Launches app-based Hub for Digital Aging and Caregiving

Philips Cares Launches App-Based Hub for Digital Aging & Caregiving

Families have been turning to the Philips company for years for assistance in caring for aging family members. Recently, Philips Lifeline has launched an app called Philips Cares. Let’s learn how this app can assist those who are caregivers of an aging family member.   Philips Cares Works as a Communication Hub First, everyone involved […]

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Top 5 Brain Training Apps for Seniors

  Who said screen time rots your brain? Sometimes time in front of a screen is beneficial — especially if you are an aging senior. Here are some apps that may help stimulate your aging family member’s brain. Granted, no app will be able to ward off the effects of aging on the mind completely, […]

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13 13 Best Smartphone Apps for Seniors Aging in Place

13 Best Smartphone Apps for Seniors Aging in Place

  With the high cost of senior living facilities, it has become more common for aging Americans to spend their golden years within the comforts of their own homes. While aging in place certainly has its advantages, there are some aspects of this lifestyle choice that may cause concern for both the family members and […]

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Medical Alert Pendants Get a Fashionable Makeover

Medical Alert Pendants Get a Fashionable Makeover

  Your mom may be elderly, but she hasn’t lost her sense of style. If your mom still has her sense of fashion but not her sense of balance, you may consider Medical Guardian’s new product – The Limitless Icons Collection. The makers of this fashionable collection were inspired by real-life stories they heard from […]

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7 Important Questions for an Aging Parent

7 Important Questions for an Aging Parent

  Do you feel as if you were thrust upon a role for which you are not prepared? You may feel this way if your mom or dad recently had a health crisis, and it landed you in the role of a caregiver. Health emergencies can occur very quickly, and you may feel overwhelmed with […]

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Caregiving for Aging Parents

Caregiving for Aging Parents

  If you are in the age range where you find yourself caring for your children while at the same time helping with your aging parents, you probably are familiar with the term “sandwich generation.” Even though the term “sandwich generation” is somewhat new, the idea behind it is as old as time. Some people […]

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Guide to Types of Senior Homes

Guide to Types of Senior Homes

  Does your dad forget to take his meds? Is your mom’s house too big for her to maintain? As loved ones age, senior safety becomes a concern. Maybe it is time to help your parents find new living quarters. But what are your options, and what is the right choice for your aging family […]

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6 Must Have Products for Seniors Living Alone

6 “Must Have” Products for Seniors Living Alone

  More and more seniors are choosing to age in place. With the high cost of senior care, some families see this as their only option. What are some of the “must-have” products for any senior citizen who is living alone? Here is a list of some of our favorites.   Large Print Clocks for […]

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9 New Tech Devices For Elder Care That Help Seniors Live Happier & Healthier Lives

  According to the U.S. Census, the most rapidly growing elderly age group is called the “oldest old.” This group, which encompasses individuals 85 and older, is expected to grow to 19 million people by 2050. This means that approximately five percent of all Americans will be in this highest age category. While it is […]

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Difference Between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality And Mixed Reality

Difference Between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Mixed Reality

  In one of our recent articles, we discussed using Virtual Reality (VR) systems to improve the lives of senior citizens. Although much more research needs to be completed on this topic, we know that VR is currently being used for medical testing. There are also claims that VR systems can improve a senior’s balance […]

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Wearable Prototype Automatically calls for Help in Time of Need

Wearable Prototype Automatically Calls For Help In Time Of Need

  You may be a person who is quick to complain about technology. Perhaps you grumble when you can’t remember passwords for your online bank account. Maybe you complain when you feel as if you need a degree in computer science to set the thermostat in your house. And seeing people staring at their cell […]

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How Virtual Reality is Improving the Lives of Seniors

How Virtual Reality Benefits Seniors & Improves Their Lives

  For many, growing old is no picnic. Aging adults are often forced to overcome many obstacles. Some suffer from depression after losing spouses, other family members, and friends. They may have health issues that keep them from enjoying their previous favorite pastimes. Seniors often suffer from loneliness and isolation as they age. Whenever a […]

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