News tagged with elderly people

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

Sep 15, 2014
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The long shadow of World War II

World War II ravaged much of Europe, and its long-term effects are still being felt. A new survey shows that elderly people who experienced the war as children are more likely to suffer from diabetes, depression ...

Jan 22, 2014
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A smart walker that guides its users

As part of the EU-funded DALi project, Siemens' global research unit Corporate Technology is developing a high-tech walker that can safely guide people with cognitive impairments through public buildings. ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Assets of older people need to be protected

(Phys.org)—With an ageing population and the competing interests of the individual, the family, service providers, the market and the state in the use of older people's financial assets, protection and quality management ...

Sep 17, 2012
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iHome for smart elderly

The first smart home, "iHome", has newly opened in Yau Ma Tei in Hong Kong revealing the future of home care for the elderly. Established by PolyU in collaboration with the Hong Kong Housing Society and the ...

Apr 04, 2012
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Tackling financial exploitation of elderly people

Professionals who are in close contact with elderly people could soon be in a better position to spot if they are being financially exploited, for example through a lottery scam or by a deceitful relative draining the bank ...

Feb 09, 2012
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Frail elderly disaster

Planning for emergencies must take into account the growing numbers of frail elderly people who will by virtue of shifting demographics be involved in any natural or manmade disaster, according to US researchers writing in ...

May 18, 2009
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