Amazon Took Bus Tour To Learn About Aging Americans

Amazon’s vice president of special projects Babak Parviz has long been interested in designing technologies and other services for the growing aging population. So he went on a cross-country bus tour to learn all about it. In spring 2014, Parviz got an invitation from well-known geriatric medicine expert and author Bill Thomas to hop on […]

Introducing Seniors to Aging in Place Technology

Your 85-year-old mother is the early stages of dementia, has painful arthritis that makes walking difficult and has cataracts that give her blurry vision. She won’t move to an assisted living community because she wants to stay home and age in place. But you fear it’s only a matter of time before she gets hurt. […]

Technology That Can Foster Aging In Place

According to AARP, almost 90 percent of seniors would like to stay in their home as they age. This idea of aging in place — growing older where you already live, typically not in a health-care environment — continues to be a popular choice among seniors able to live without a lot of assistance. However, […]

Fall Risks For Older Adults

Activities that take place in the bathroom, such as showering and bathing, are a simple part of most peoples’ daily routine. Yet, slips in the tub and falls in the shower or from the toilet may cause serious injuries. CDC Research According to a new CDC study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report […]

Aging In-Place with Smart Technology

“Aging in place” is a hot topic these days — particularly among baby boomers who want to maintain their independence. While flocking to smaller homes in warmer climates is still attractive for some seniors easing into their later years, more and more people are choosing to stay where they are. In fact, 85 percent of […]

Hot To Spot ‘Failure To Thrive’ In Older Adults

It’s a bewildering situation, but not an uncommon one: Grandma is losing weight, is withdrawn and unresponsive, and seems depressed. The doctor’s been called, but he doesn’t know what’s wrong. He labels her condition as “adult failure to thrive” (AFTT). What is this perplexing condition, and what should you do if a loved one is […]

Watch Your Step While Washing Up

The smallest room in the house can be a dangerous place. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about 235,000 people over age 15 visit emergency rooms because of injuries suffered in the bathroom, and almost 14 percent are hospitalized. More than a third of the injuries happen while bathing or showering. […]