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Basket shoes safer for Seniors

Sneakers are the safest kind of shoes to wear for seniors, when it comes to preventing falls, a new study has found.   Falls are the most frequent cause of fatal injury to older Americans, and the choice of footwear for adults aged 65 and older may be an important factor in preventing these falls, according to researchers at Seattle’s[Lire…]

Par 16/05/2015 Non classé

AUSTRALIA: Awards encourage better homes for older Australians

Safe and purpose designed environments are essential if older Australians are to lead more independent and active lives, the Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop, said today. In Canberra today two awards sponsored by the Australian Government – the Health Services Award and the Planning for Safe, Accessible and Adaptable Built Environments for Ageing Communities Award – highlighted the need for[Lire…]

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USA : Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce the Risk of Stroke for Older Adults

Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Nora Dowd Eisenhower and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson today encouraged older Pennsylvanians to take steps to reduce their risk of stroke, the number three cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of disability among Americans.   ;   A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen to[Lire…]

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Smart Card Technology to Provide Medication Reminder for Elderly

For many seniors, forgetting to take medication on schedule, or forgetting whether they have already taken their medication can be dangerous. Now, a design graduate student has developed a solution using smart card technology, according to a recent report by CNN.   ;   The device, « PillAid, » involves a smart card and a dispenser and is aimed at improving communication[Lire…]

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Le choc démographique

Il aura fallu 10 000 ans pour que la population mondiale atteigne un milliard d’individus en 1800, cent autres années pour doubler à 2 milliards et moins d’un autre siècle pour tripler et atteindre les 6 milliards d’individus. Que se passera-t-il au siècle prochain et comment y faire face? Quand on fait des prévisions, dans quelque domaine que ce soit,[Lire…]

Par 16/05/2015 Démographie, Non classé

Europe : Population ageing threatens decades of decline for European economies

Europe’s pensions and healthcare systems could collapse and the region’s economic growth will falter unless governments, businesses and citizens take action to address the challenge of population ageing, according to Old Europe: Population ageing and the looming pensions crisis, a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The report, which includes a barometer of demographic risk in 20 European countries,[Lire…]

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Mature talents of employees could help your business

As the average age of Americans increases, more and more of the people you employ and do business with will be older. How you communicate with this maturing population, and how successfully you address the issues and concerns with which they are dealing, may play a significant role in your overall bottom line.   ;   On the employee side[Lire…]

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Sunrise Senior Living to Develop Condominiums

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of senior-living services, received approval from the Dallas City Council to develop a condominium project for people aged 60 and over at 3511 North Hall Street. This luxury residence designed for seniors is expected to be complete in early 2008.   ;   « Seniors today are seeking ways to build equity in[Lire…]

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Canada : les familles ayant une personne âgée à charge ont besoin d’aide

D’après un rapport de “Statistics Canada” près de 1,7 millions de canadiens âgés en 45 et 64 ans, s’occupent d’une personnes âgées pendant que près de 2,2 millions de Seniors ont besoin de soin de long terme. La majorité des aidants sont la famille ou des amis proches qui s’occupent d’une personne âgée fragile. 51% des aidants souhaitent d’être soulagés[Lire…]

Par 16/05/2015 Grand âge, Non classé
Vers une économie européenne moins performante en raison du vieillissement de la population ?

Vers une économie européenne moins performante en raison du vieillissement de la population ?

Dans les prochaines décennies, nous allons assister aux vieillissement de la population européenne mais également au déclin du nombre d’habitants. En effet à partir de 2015, le nombre de naissances devrait être inférieur au nombre de décès. A ce moment là nous commencerons un déclin démographique comme le connaît le Japon depuis 1997. Ce déclin risque de réduire notre compétitivité[Lire…]

Par 16/05/2015 Analyses, Economie, Non classé