Entertaining videos to learn more on brain health and dementia

The Freedem Films provide practical advice on brain health and memory in an entertaining and instructive way. The aim is to increase public and professional awareness around these issues while at the same time tackle the stigma and fear that can accompany a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in later life. Based on scientific […]

Digital applications to improve cognitive and mental health

SOCIABLE offers ICT-assisted cognitive training and social activation to senior citizens, older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment and patients suffering from mild Alzheimer’s disease, helping them stay mentally fit. At the heart of the project is a single platform (a tablet, an ‘all-in-one’ PC or a ‘digital table’, a table with a touch-screen) and over […]

Living map of ageing innovators

The living map of ageing innovators provides a quick guide to current worldwide ageing related initiatives which support ageing well. It is aimed to become a useful resource for innovators. To access the guide: https://ageinginnovators.org

Website to identify your best health app

On 14 November 2013, at an open day on health applications in Brussels, the UK-based research and publishing company PatientView focusing on patient perspectives on health issues officially launched a search tool to help people find a suitable health app. The new website (MyHealthApps.net) is both a search tool and a database giving a complete […]

Care pet project

Care pet project in the NL: the project of ZorgDier Foundation Netherlands Convinced that pets have a therapeutic effect on people in care situation, ZorgDier Foundation Netherlands offers care activities or treatment involving animal. Those activities are run by trained volunteers, so-called ‘ZorgDier teams’ and determined in cooperation a therapist. For more information, please visit […]

Swiss website to prevent alcohol abuse among older people

In Switzerland, a website has been developed to better inform seniors on the risk of alcohol consumption and its (negative) effects on ageing process (the effect of alcohol is stronger on young and older people). According to a survey carried out in Switzerland on addiction, alcohol consumption tends to increase with age; in 2011 5,6% […]

Vigi’Fall for safer ageing at home

The FallWatch Consortium has developed a tiny triangular patch called Vigi’Fall that can be worn by the user in a non-intrusive, permanent manner. The patch interact with sensors placed throughout the living area and a central control box to detect any serious fall and timely inform emergency medical team. The next phase of the project […]

Giraffplus project: Smart homes technology tested in real homes

The aim of GiraffPlus, an FP7-funded project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden is to promote safer and healthier ageing at home using technological assisting devices which enable to monitor an older people’s health on a continuous basis. Information such as blood pressure, body temperature, movement, fall, are collected through sensors and analysed by […]

EuroHealthNet: compendium on healthy and active ageing

EuroHealthNet, with the support of BZgA (the German Federal Centre for Health Education), published this report provides a selection of policies, programmes and interventions that are currently or have been applied in the EU and it’s Member States, as well as by WHO and Canada, to promote the health of ‘younger’ older people.Dispersed through the […]

Rights of older people in long-term care and quality standards

AGE Platform Europe through the Eustacea Project (A European Strategy to combat elder abuse) gathered best practices related to the rights of older people in need of long-term care and assistance. All of them have been made available here. The WeDO Project (A European Partnership for the Well-Being and the Dignity of Older People) also […]

ICT Based solutions for caregivers

The CarICT Project – ICT based solutions for caregivers investigate the potential impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on informal carers of older people living in the community (e.g. relatives and friends) as well as on paid assistants employed by private households. One of the deliverable of the project is a mapping identifying 52 […]

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