• Best Wheelchair Friendly Cars

    Updated: 2012-05-30 19:57:53
    Finding a good car is difficult enough, with sky-rocketing gas prices, ever increasing gadgets and rising sales costs.  For those who use wheelchairs or caregivers who transport loved ones in wheelchairs, the challenge can seem even greater.  From expert resources and user reviews, we compiled this list that can kick-start your search for the most [...]

  • A Turkish Delight – Health Tourism for the Aging is Booming in Turkey

    Updated: 2012-05-29 19:22:44
    It is not surprising that the land of the crescent moon is drawing many of Europe’s elderly to health tourism.  A land of mysticism, ancient history and beautiful landscape has much to offer in retirement services.  According to the Anatolia News Agency, Turkey is leading an industry growth generating 130,000 visitors per year in the areas of rehabilitation, retirement [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 29 May 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-29 10:10:33

  • Person-Centered Care with Margaret Van Zyl

    Updated: 2012-05-24 15:57:29
    Happy birthday to GERATEC (Gerontological Research Training Education and Caring), a member of IAHSA, which just turned “sweet 16”! Under the direction of Margaret Van Zyl, Director of Strategic Partnerships at GERATEC and board member of IAHSA, the organization is well on its way to re-model long-term care in South Africa. Using values of integrity, innovation and “person-centered care”, [...]

  • A Little Help from A (Robot) Friend

    Updated: 2012-05-22 18:20:31
    At the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) this week, the Clothbot, a personal modular robot, has been developed with the aspiration to assist in home care.  This digital friend can be of valuable use in monitoring health of the elderly or disabled. Created by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese University of Hong [...]

  • University of Adelaide Launches New Research Center

    Updated: 2012-05-21 14:36:11
            Today, May 21, 2012, University of Adelaide is launching the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre (APMRC) focused on developing a sustainable population and workforce strategy for Asia Pacific and Australia. Research will include topics such as the impact of aging on the workforce, modern communications technology for the elderly, and issues of obesity among many [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 21 May 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-21 10:25:56

  • How to live longer

    Updated: 2012-05-17 17:28:30
    Age-defying creams, potions, diets, exercise regiments, and meditation have all been prescribed to live a youthful, long life.  Today, the New England Journal of Medicine found that regular coffee drinkers live longer.  These stories are uplifting because we know that these are simple actions we can incorporate into our daily lives to live longer. The [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 16th May 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-16 10:32:29

  • What a Pain: Research on the Global Pain Management Market

    Updated: 2012-05-15 16:18:51
    In a recent research report titled “Pain Management: A Global Strategic Business Report”, Global Industry Analysts Inc., conducted a quantitative study on characteristics of the global pain management market.  The global pain management market is estimated to reach $77billion by 2017, with Asia-Pacific forecasted to lead regional growth.  Currently, the United States holds the largest [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 15th May 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-15 09:56:23

  • LIFE ElderCare Overview

    Updated: 2012-05-15 01:39:47
    LIFE ElderCare is a nonprofit organization serving seniors in Fremont, Newark and Union City, California.

  • Older Entrepreneurs in the Year of Active Ageing

    Updated: 2012-05-14 14:44:20
    Europe has marked 2012 the Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity in hopes of stimulating the employability of older workers and inspiring positive attitudes towards active aging.  The Commission’s “Never too old to…” campaign has been spreading across Europe to promote learning, encourage integration and initiate development for the ageing community.  See video On May [...]

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 14th May 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-14 09:56:00

  • Elderly Care Home news round-up for 11th May 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-11 09:48:25

  • Jobs, Opportunities, and Prizes!

    Updated: 2012-05-09 06:59:23
    Recently, the Singularity Institute has offered a variety of jobs, opportunities, and prizes! We are hiring: Remote researchers (writing skill not required) Rationality curriculum designers Rationality teachers Workshop consultants Remote editors Remote HTML/WordPress workers Executive assistants We would also like: Volunteer advisors General volunteers We are also giving out $500 prizes for suggested rationality exercises: [...]

  • Singularity Institute Progress Report, April 2012

    Updated: 2012-05-08 22:55:52
    Past progress reports: March 2012, February 2012, January 2012, December 2011. Here’s what the Singularity Institute did in April 2012: SPARC: Several SI staff members are working in collaboration with SI research associate Paul Christiano and a few others to develop a rationality camp for high school students with exceptional mathematical ability: the Summer Program on Applied [...]

  • Elderly Care news round-up for May 08

    Updated: 2012-05-08 12:50:03

  • Top Three Tips to Help Elders Stay Safe Online: Computer Scams, Shams, and Spam

    Updated: 2012-05-05 01:00:38
    Community Press has created a book intended to help elders stay safe online. The book, Computer Scams, Shams, and Spam: How to Safely Enjoy Your Online Time [For Boomers and Beyond], provides older computer users the education they need to protect themselves from the scam artists that prey on them via email, at websites, as [...]

  • “Granny Nav” Helps Elders Maintain Independence

    Updated: 2012-05-04 16:37:54
    A new technology aims to help older drivers stay on the road for longer, using pictures of mail boxes or restaurants as visual turning cues. The tool, which has been nicknamed “the Granny Nav” is being investigated as a part of the UK’s Research Council efforts to help facilitate safe driving among the elderly. According [...]

  • Elderly Care news round-up for May 02

    Updated: 2012-05-02 10:13:18

  • Elderly Care news round-up for May 01

    Updated: 2012-05-01 10:50:24

  • Elderly care news round-up for April 30th 2012

    Updated: 2012-04-30 10:14:43

  • New Publication: “AI Risk Bibliography 2012″

    Updated: 2012-04-26 05:43:46
    The Singularity Institute has released a new article: Luke Muehlhauser, “AI Risk Bibliography 2012.”

  • LIFE ElderCare Spring 2012 Newsletter

    Updated: 2012-04-23 18:21:46
    Our Special Annual Report edition of LIFELINES features our Mayors for Meals event.

  • LIFE ElderCare Fall Prevention

    Updated: 2012-04-19 20:07:56
    LIFE ElderCare’ Fall Prevention Coordinator, Maureen Parent, talked about our holistic approach to fall prevention at the 2012 California Wellness Foundation Conference on Healthy Aging.

  • Singularity Institute Progress Report, March 2012

    Updated: 2012-04-06 09:38:28
    Past progress reports: February 2012, January 2012, December 2011. Fun fact of the day: The Singularity Institute’s research fellows and research associates have more peer-reviewed publications forthcoming in 2012 than they had published in all past years combined. Here’s what the Singularity Institute did in March 2012: Research articles: Luke and Anna released an updated draft of Intelligence [...]

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