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Yes, it's a Brad Pitt flick, but for me it provided an immense amount of insight as the movie strives to redefine perceptions of what it is to be "young" and "old". For me, it was a way to re-examine ageism and independence.
Wearable technology like google glasses can have many applications to identify and assist mobility problems, reminders for medication, locations or even to remember relatives, or live remote alerts on what they are doing
As people age, it is good that they stay active and engaged with the external world, rather than spend all their time indoors. When even walking becomes a chore, a personal transportation device can make the difference between the couch and the park.
This TEDMED 2013 video by Victor Wang describes an avatar that brings real time inter-action to elderly with compassionate caregivers in other parts of the world, drawing on differences in population structure.
Older people can have an especially frustrating experience trying to learn to use new technology and miss out on community information and events. User manual by Vitamins Design helps to explain a smart phone in a similar way you would face to face.
I saw a UK TV show a few years ago and they took several well known aging celebirties and put each of them into accommodation decorated to the era when they were in their prime. This included music, colours of walls, wall paper and textiles.
I sat down with Ms. H. to get acquainted before touring her home to determine whether or not the nonprofit organization I was representing could help her with any of her housing needs She helped me far more.
In a recent report in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity evidence showed that gardeners who worked in their yards one or more hours each week experienced fewer recent falls, thus lessening the chance of ending up in the hospital
Building on other ideas around adult learning and ways to leverage experience expertise from elders, there are some programs where retirees serve as adjunct faculty. Semester At See adds a layer of global travel with its program.