List of aging innovation resources

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Here’s a partial list that I’ll add to over the coming weeks of groups that I think are doing a good job around innovation and aging, together with a short summary, mostly taken… Continue reading

Why US Baby Boomers are Slow to Buy Smart Phones: Technophobes or Value Buyers? (Link)

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Why are US boomers hesitating to invest in smart phones? Theyare not techno-adverse – just visit any consumer electronics store and see whois buying the high-tech, high-style and indeed high-priced nexgen flat and… Continue reading

Brain Scans Show How Multitasking Is Harder for Seniors | Wired Science | Wired.com

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Gazzaley suspected that elderly people would focus excessively on distractions. Instead, their average brain activity was little different from their younger counterparts when presented with the distracting face. Differences emerged afterward: When the… Continue reading

Obesity in middle age raises dementia risk (link)

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People who are obese in middle age are at almost four times greater risk of developing dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease in later life than people of normal weight, according to a study… Continue reading

Stanford Center on Longevity’s aging reports

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I’ve just been introduced to Prof Laura Carstenson and her team at the Stanford Center on Longevity, and am impressed by what I’ve seen so far. Their report last year New Realities for… Continue reading

VA app for post traumatic stress disorder

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It seems that PTSD is tip of the iceberg for a number of other conditions, and a good entry point for getting people using the app to monitor themselves and flag any issues… Continue reading

Early Stages Of Alzheimer’s Now Get Formal Definitions

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The new definitions, which were just published online by the journal Alzheimer’s  Dementia, acknowledge this dimly understood early phase of Alzheimer’s. Now there are two new pre-dementia phases: mild cognitive impairment and… Continue reading

Alzheimer’s only major disease that’s getting worse, not better

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I’m doing some research into dementia, and it’s fascinating how Alzheimer’s is the sleeping giant – that is really waking up. From the National Center for Health Statistics, we see that Alzheimer’s is… Continue reading

Awesome design company: OMHU – Life is imperfect and beautiful

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This is the first sexy aging company I’ve found. Let there be more! We started Omhu after searching in vain for well-designed products for relatives and friends who needed help with simple tasks… Continue reading

Link: Worried about old age? Good

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Sage words from a recent study tracking longevity: – Marriage will keep you alive — but only if you’re male. The men who were married most of their lives lived well into their… Continue reading

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