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Handi Home Living Solutions can help with your home safety needs

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 11:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert

7 Ways to Help Your Aging Parents Stay Safe at Home

Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Fathers’ Day! This is the season to celebrate our parents and all they’ve done for us over the years. Now it’s time to start giving back. Cards and flowers are lovely, but as the baby boomers begin to evolve into the golden agers, perhaps the most welcome gift of all will be helping elderly parents maintain their independence. Step up to the plate and make sure that these basic 7 safety measures are in place, so that the older generation will be safer and more comfortable in their home. Read more

Apple debuts wheelchair app

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 11:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert


by: Liz Beaulieu - Friday, June 17, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Among the fanfare during the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13 was the announcement that an upcoming free software update for the watchOS will include an app specific for wheelchair users.

“The team has been working hard to enable features to allow more people to use the activity apps, and one group that we’ve been thinking a lot about is wheelchair users,” said Jay Blahnik, director of fitness and health technologies for Apple, during the WWDC keynote address.

Instead of “time to stand,” the app’s activity tracker will notify wheelchair users that it’s “time to roll.”

The app will also include two workouts and rings optimized for wheelchair pushes.

“We couldn’t be more excited,” said Blahnik, a fitness instructor, consultant and author.

To develop the app, Apple first had to do some research. Because wheelchair users use different techniques to push their wheelchairs over different terrain, for example, it had to figure out how to track each technique. Read more

Although Alzheimer’s is not a curable disease, treatment has been proven to help and early detection of this disease is crucial.

Knowing the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s is one of the best ways to ensure that you or your loved ones can get the treatment that is needed.

The 10 signs of Alzheimer’s are:

1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life

2. Challenges in planning or solving problems

3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks

4. Confusion with time or place

5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

6. New problems with words in speaking or writing

7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

8. Decreased or poor judgment

9. Withdrawal from work or social activities

10. Changes in mood and personality

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