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Modern Health Talk is about solutions for safe, healthy and independent living at home, with resources aimed at the empty-nested baby boomer whose time is split between her adult children (and grandchildren) and her elderly parents, often as an unpaid caretaker, motivated by love, duty, and a need to preserve family assets. This growing demographic also has a new appreciation of their own mortality. The Modern Health Talk website is positioned between Online Support Groups on one end, and Technology Websites at the other. Our blog features over 500 Articles about Telehealth, mHealth, home robots, Universal Design principles, Big Broadband, Good Sleep, the Future of Health Care, and Public Policies addressing the rising costs of providing care. Our Pinterest boards include over 1,000 healthcare infographics. And we believe we have the web’s most extensive list of online Resources. We know already that you’re relatively affluent & tech savvy, because you found us online and are likely looking for ways for you or a loved one to stay safe, healthy & happy at home as long as possible. You may also be looking to downsize or remodel a home and value features that will help you to stay there and age-in-place.

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Modern Health

Modern Health is a confluence of innovations and trends addressing the rising costs of medical care as our population ages, including:

  • Reforms to Medical Care Delivery & Payment Systems and the Laws Regulating Them
  • Prevention through Health & Wellness
  • Personal & Electronic Medical and Health Records
  • Mobile Apps and on-the-go access to Health Info & Services
  • Remote Monitoring of Medical & Environmental Sensors
  • Innovative Technologies and new In-home Medical Devices
  • Assistance Devices that Overcome Disabilities
  • Universal Design in Products & Homes that work well for Everyone
  • Patients Connecting Online with their Family, Caregivers & Doctors
  • Inspiring Stories about Individual Use of these Modern Technologies

 


 

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5 Most Recent ARTICLES:

  • How to Help Elderly Overcome “Drug” Addiction By Rohit Agarwal Recent studies and theories show that elderly citizens of all countries seem to be affected by what appears to be a rebellious nature to prevent themselves from becoming delusional or losing control of themselves. This is dangerous not because of their change in nature but because of the reason behind this change, because leading studies have also shown that the elderly face a new trouble: drug addiction. Unlike in youngsters, drug abuse and addiction in the elderly comes from prescription drugs that were meant to make the person psychoactive or sedated, and from sleep medications and pain killers that they often take in large doses. This can be a major problem for both the elderly person and their caregiver. To address this problem, follow these guidelines. Symptoms Suggesting Drug Abuse Amongst The Elderly Here’s what to look out for, any one or a combination of these symptoms: Decline in personal grooming and hygiene Starting to appear unkempt and/or dirty Pleas for help to combat pain Exhibiting signs of sickness when stopping their medications A loss of ...
  • Parafacial Zone as On-Off Switch for Deep Sleep Scientists discover new “sleep node” in the brain Findings may lead to new therapies for sleep disorders, including insomnia BUFFALO, N.Y. (9/16/2014) – A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this is only the second “sleep node” identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep. Published online in August in Nature Neuroscience, the study demonstrates that fully half of all of the brain’s sleeppromoting activity originates from the parafacial zone (PZ) in the brainstem. The brainstem is a primordial part of the brain that regulates basic functions necessary for survival, such as breathing, blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature. “The close association of a sleep center with other regions that are critical for life highlights the evolutionary importance of sleep in the brain,” says ...
  • Stress Management Tips Everyone occasionally has to deal with stress, especially when starting up a business like Dr. Bruce Meleski and I are doing with Intelligent Sleep. So this week, with his permission, I’m sharing this great story from Jeffrey Fry and his 15 Stress Management Tips. When explaining stress management to an audience, a lecturer raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 6 ounces to 24 ounces, but the lecturer replied that, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it… If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “And that’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all ...
  • 70 tips to Improve Sleep Byline article by Michael Lamb (original at SweatShorts.co) We all sleep and we all dream. Some nights it is easier to fall asleep. Other nights it’s a battle. After having some trouble with sleeping these past couple of weeks. I decided to do some research. Since a lot of people wear sweat shorts to bed I thought, why not share this information with you? Hoping that you will find it as useful as I have. After doing all of my research I came up with 70 tips to improve sleep, help you fall asleep quicker, and stay asleep longer. Hopefully this info will have you sleeping like a champ. If you don’t have any trouble sleeping, then by all means don’t change a thing. Just share these sleep improvement tips with others. Sleep Basics What makes us sleep at night? The sleep-wake cycle consists of 8 hours of nocturnal sleep and 16 hours of daytime wakefulness in humans. This is controlled by two things: sleep ...
  • Sleeplessness in America [infographic] Tossing and Turning: Sleeplessness in America This text, courtesy of Top Nursing Programs, is provided as a convenience for automated screen readers. Sighted readers will prefer the Infographic below. There aren’t many people who are happy with their sleep: They get too little, they feel restless, they don’t wake up refreshed, they can’t stay asleep. In fact, most Americans admit to having erratic sleep patterns, especially through the work week. So what does lack of sleep actually do to the body? And if we can’t add more hours to our sleep, how can we make the sleep we do get better? Sleeping Beauty? 8 to 8.5 — Hours of sleep per night adults generally require (1) 1 in 3 — Adults who have insomnia at some point in their lives (1) 43% of Americans 13-64 say they rarely or never get good sleep on weeknights. 60% admit to suffering some sleep problem every night (snoring, waking constantly, feeling groggy in the morning). (2) 15% of adults 19-64 say they sleep less ...
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