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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. This degenerative and fatal disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer in 1906; it damages a person’s ability to reason, remember, speak, perform simple calculations, and carry out routine tasks. As of September 2009, the number of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is reported to be […]

Born with music inside me

Legendary R&B icon Ray Charles claimed that he was “born with music inside me”. The famous neurologist Oliver Sacks actually believes in this and wrote a book on the topic: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. This book examines the extreme effects of music on the human brain and how lives can be utterly […]

Linked Senior at the UCLA Center on Aging conference: “Living Longer and Better Through Technology”

Linked Senior was invited to speak at the UCLA Center on Aging Technology & Aging conference on October 30th 2009in Los Angeles. The theme of the conference was “Living Longer and Better Through Technology”.Part of the panel Living Well: Emotional Health and Quality of Life, Linked Senior discussed products that entertain, inform, enrich, educate, and […]

Depression, seniors and the internet

The internet as we know it has been around since 1994. Yet 15 years later, while 79% of the general population reports using the Internet, only 42% of those 65 and older indicate use. Why, should the senior care industry and the technology industry care about this?It is now widely known that Internet use has […]