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Technology for Aging – This Could Be A Slippery Slope

When I first started learning about all the new technology that was being designed to support aging I was really quite excited. I knew it was only a matter of time for the technology industry to catch up and help solve some of the challenges that many people and...

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Looking Beyond The Numbers

There is an estimated 44 million people worldwide that currently have Alzheimer’s disease. As intimidating as this number may be, understanding and appreciating what the disease does to a person and the impact it has on their life is something else.

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Love Is The Grandparent Of Invention

When you love and care for someone and see that they are struggling, it can make you do almost anything to try and make their lives better. And this is exactly what motivated these two young people. In both of these cases, two grandchildren witnessed how their grandparents were...

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If Only All Retirement Homes Were Like This

Quite a number of years ago my Grandmother had to be placed in a assisted living retirement home towards the end of her life. By all accounts the residence was nice. It was clean, she was well attended to and they had a few activities happening onsite to keep...

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What A Future Home For Aging Might Look Like

With an aging population comes new demands – and one of them will be in housing. How will people be cared for as they get older? What new technologies will be available to help? Gerontechnology is a field that is growing quickly. By combining the development of technology with...

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The Three Biggest Mistakes Caregivers Make

The Three Biggest Mistakes Caregivers Make

Posted in Blog, Caregiving

By Bart Astor   In the seven or so years that my wife and I served as caregivers to her mother, we made many mistakes. Some of those I know were detrimental to my mother-in-law and some to the whole family. For example, we moved her 4 times in...

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