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Integrating home care technology

Every conceivable device exists to enable home care – it just needs to be bundled together to a single destination. By Stuart Hope As with all aspects of modern society, technology is playing a part in home care and should ...

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Internet a rich tapestry for seniors

A new social media platform, Tapestry, which connects seniors with their loved ones, has just been launched in Australia. By Aileen Macalintal Since the first trial last year, there are more than 450 users of the platform, which bundles technologies ...

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Social media a weapon against isolation

Social media helps ease the loneliness of elders, says University of Sydney research. Social isolation can be a significant problem, especially for those who are house-bound, said Professor Robert Steele, chair of the University’s Discipline of Health Informatics. Steele led ...

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Free app helps prostate patients

Treatment assistance for men with advanced prostate cancer is now available via an iPhone app. Simply called “adt”, which stands for androgen deprivation therapy, the free app is described as the first of its kind. It provides patients with automated ...

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Keep using the tablets

Being connected to a doctor or nurse via a mobile device is a boon, especially for those who want to live away from cities. By Gary Denman While mobile devices have been in use for decades, few could have foreseen ...

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Medication in internet age

Service providers are researching ways to better monitor the delivery of drugs to the elderly, especially those who wish to stay at home. By Amie Larter Better medicine management is a new national priority, aimed at finding ways to reduce ...

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Social media linked to successful ageing

A new Facebook application, developed by researchers at the Australian National University, is shedding light on how Australia’s elderly use social networking to connect with family and friends. Called Australian Seniors’ Online Networks (AuSON), the application has the potential to ...

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