Long held views of disappearing brain cells and related information, knowlege and learning have been replaced with the belief that all that data is just buried away in the nooks and crannies of our brains.
George MacGinnis on the difference between telecare and telehealth: In terms of telecare we think of tele-social care. The main focus is on managing risks to peoples’ lives. They might have a panic button, a fall sensor and these might be people who are suffering from dementia. There are risks that they might leave the oven on and create a fire, so there are remote control fire detectors or remote gas shut off valves, etc. Whereas [telehealth] is much more about chronic disease management: Diabetics might be checking their sugar, others might be checking peak flows, blood pressure or weighing themselves and answering questions about their health.
"Worsening eyesight makes finding items more frustrating, arthritis complicates browsing and reduced balance intensifies the strain of stooping or reaching for products," reports Ellen Bryon for the Wall Street Journal. Bigger type faces, better lighting and improved shelf labeling are some of the solutions being implemented by retailers.
According to a survey by the Pew Internet/California HealthCare Foundation: "Technology is not an end, but a means to accelerate the pace of discovery, widen…
Successful aging is not an oxymoron. First the textbook definition (from "The Realities of Aging, Kinsey/Kart): "aging in which external factors either have a neutral role or counteract the effects of internal aging processes, resulting in little or no decrements in functioning." Whew. What does that mean?