• Tech News: Gearing up for a Productive 2017

    By Majd Alwan, Executive Director, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) The Global Ageing Network and LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) are gearing up for a productive year in technology and ageing services. Your experiences, contributions, and case studies are vital to the progress of technology in our field. CAST has developed a […]

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  • Following Our Own Advice About Strategic Planning

    By Majd Alwan, Executive Director, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) It’s hard to be successful in the field of aging services without also being attuned to the importance of strategic planning. That’s because our field is always changing — and those changes require a deliberate effort on the part of successful organizations to change […]

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  • The Silver Line: UK’s Helpline for Seniors

    By Mia Mullen, IAHSA Loneliness is not an experience we seek—it is a condition that is caused by a series of events which simply “place” us there. In the case of an older person, it can be the loss of a spouse, children who have moved away, or a health condition that has limited their mobility—whatever […]

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  • How You Can Fight Dementia with Your Thumbs

    by Geralyn Magan A new mobile video game called Sea Hero Quest guides players through a maze of arctic rivers, golden shores, and mystic marshes. Along the way, gamers chase magical creatures and collect starfish that they can trade in for equipment improvements. As cool as all this sounds, Sea Hero Quest isn’t all fun […]

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  • $1 Million Resilience Awards Focus on Helping Older Adults Live at Home

    Four innovative entrepreneurs will share almost $1 million in financial awards for their innovative solution during the 2016 Swiss Re Foundation Resilience Award competition. This year’s award recognizes innovative solutions that enable older adults to live independently at home. Online applications are due by 22 May by 24.00 Central European Time (21 May at 6 p.m. EDT). […]

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  • Art-viewing Improves Cognition & Well-being in Dementia Patients and Caregivers

    A recent study conducted by the Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK shows that regular art-viewing sessions via touchscreen tablets may cause significant cognitive improvement and boost the overall wellbeing of dementia patients and their caregivers. The study was published online in the December issue of the Journal of Applied Gerontology. 12 volunteer pairs […]

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  • Will a Drone Be Your Mother’s Next Care Assistant?

    by Geralyn Magan Americans may be warming up to the idea of using unmanned aerial vehicles — or drones — to deliver Amazon packages or take pictures of unreachable places like remote mountain ranges or hurricane-decimated landscapes. But what about using indoor drones to help older people get their hands on a bottle of medicine that’s […]

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  • Call for Entries: TechSAge International Design Competition (Deadline 15 Jan. 2016)

    Jan. 15, 2016 is the deadline to enter the Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (TechSAge) Design Competition, the first international design competition of its kind. The 2-phase competition is designed to recognize innovative technology solutions that meet the needs of the aging population. The competition’s first-place winner will receive $1,500. Second- and third-place […]

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  • International Call for Sessions: 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting

    Lend your international lense and expertise to the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting! IAHSA’s US Chapter, LeadingAge, is now accepting session proposals for its 2016 Annual Meeting. The LeadingAge Annual Meeting is the largest annual gathering of aging services providers in the United States, featuring hundreds of education sessions and experts in the field. The 2016 Annual […]

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  • Innovative New Test for Alzheimer’s Disease Developed by 15-Year-Old 

    15-year-old Krtin Nithiyanadam, of Epsom, Surrey, has developed a prototype test for Alzheimer’s disease which could not only detect early signs of the disease, but also potentially prevent it from spreading further. Krtin submitted the test to the Google Science Fair Prize and recently learned that he made it into the final round of competition. […]

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