A survey of 9,732 US patients using the Health Buddy appliance found that 86 percent say they better understand their medical condition and treatment and are better able to manage their chronic health conditions. Read more.
A team at the University of California, Berkeley, found that older people had no problems focusing on relevant information – but could not effectively shut out competing distractions. Read more.
Dr Mima Cattan’s recent study (Leeds Metropolitan University) concluded that the effects of social isolation and loneliness for an older person can be harmful and traumatic. Although there are many good initiatives that aim to tackle the problem, older people are rarely involved in developing these activities.” Read a report from Care Directions.
SafeGuardian™ One Button Medical Alarm Cell Phone is a small, lightweight battery powered cell phone with a built-in GPS locator. The device is activated with just one push of the single oversized red “call” button on the front. Callers can request to be connected to anyone worldwide, store important information (names, telephone numbers, medical information, etc) for quick contact, receive turn-by-turn driving directions and even request location and directions to any local business, etc. Read more.