Folks typically know an aging population is growing in North America and Europe. But did you know that it’s a worldwide trend, too?
For the first time in history, people aged 65 and up will soon outnumber children under 5. They can’t all live in North America and Europe.
They don’t. Guess which country has [...]
You would think hospitals are safe places. And they generally are.
Yet injuries do happen *in* hospitals. And the # 1 injury is falling down, as this chilling excerpt from WBUR in Boston relates:
It had been a typical Friday afternoon in the summer. “All of a sudden, out of nowhere, we heard a humongous [...]
Carmencita Calderón, a dancer in Buenos Aires and ex-dance partner of “el Cachafaz”, just keeps on dancing.
Here’s a video of her in La Baldosa, Buenos Aires, doing the tango at 100 years old.
AARP’s Public Policy Institute released “Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America” which discusses “complete streets”. Complete streets are safe and convenient for people of all ages and abilities. The allow travel by car, foot, bike and transit.
Roadway engineers and planners should design roads with complete streets in mind, that is, for older [...]
Someday soon, older adults may not need to move into nursing homes because they’ll have a household of technological wonders to keep an eye on them when they become frail.
UTA professor Fillia Makedon displays some of the equipment as Kevin Xu wears an Motion Capture suit that digitally captures human motion as they [...]