David Hanson’s “Grace” May Be the Answer to Shortage of Senior Health Aides

Ever turn on the TV, scan Facebook, or check out viral news stories online and see Sophia, an extremely life-like humanoid robot? Well, if you haven’t seen her, Sophia is a robot that is designed to look very human that has gotten … [Read more...]

Can Carebots Look After Your Senior Loved Ones?

Q. Caregiving for my mother, who has dementia, has been really challenging both physically and emotionally. I admit that I need help, but hiring someone is so expensive and it’s often hard to find the right person, especially with … [Read more...]

Part 2: What’s Next for Senior Tech? — Tools that are Transforming the Care and Well-being of Seniors

Technology has changed everyone’s lives and continues to do so every day. In many ways, seniors have some of the greatest needs of anyone in our society and, as such, may have the most potential to be helped by technological … [Read more...]

What’s Next for Senior Tech? — Tools that are Transforming the Care and Well-being of Seniors in 2021 (Part 1)

Technology adoption among seniors is growing, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Older adults are using smartphones, wearables, voice-powered home assistants, and other smart home technologies with almost the same vigor as … [Read more...]

New Exciting Technology Emerges for Seniors and Caregivers in the 2020’s

Q. I am a caregiver for my 80-year old mother who is in the early stages of dementia. I consider myself to be technologically savvy, but I am not quite sure what is out there that can help me in my role. You used to publish lots … [Read more...]

Technology to Help Alzheimer’s Patients Age-in-Place Longer

According to the World Health Organization, 50 million people world-wide are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. As researchers continue their tireless efforts to find a cure, technology for Alzheimer's is helping people … [Read more...]

Senior Care Robots are Revolutionizing Health Care in Northern Virginia

Imagine this: An 80-year-old woman named Joan lives alone at home. In the past, she has forgotten to take her medicine and she often gets lonely. Rudy, who is about the size of a typical ten-year-old, comes in and reminds her to … [Read more...]

Pain . . . What Pain? Just Retrain Your Brain!

Maria was cooking in her kitchen when hot oil splashed from a pan onto her hand. Her reaction was a typical one when it comes to pain. She instantly recoiled and ran to the sink to place her hand under cold water from the … [Read more...]

Some Amazing Apps Moms (and Everyone Else) Need in Their Lives

  Q. My mother has had the same outdated phone for five years now. It is small and slow, and she squints when she tries to read emails, articles, or books on it. She has been learning a lot about technology and things she can do … [Read more...]

New Technology for Better Aging

GPS SmartSole Many of us want to age-in-place as we get older. Unfortunately, in most cases, safety, health issues, and social isolation can interfere with that plan. This is why a growing number of seniors and their … [Read more...]