Silver Tsunami

Gene Gilmer, 90, participates in an online video chat clinical trial to see if regular conversation can stave off dementia, Feb. 6, 2019. Credit: OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff.

By Dave Muoio 02:03 pm March 21, 2019
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are conducting a clinical trial that explores whether regular tech-enabled conversations might fend off dementia or other cognitive conditions related to cognitive decline among socially isolated seniors. According to a release from the school, the Internet-based Conversational Clinical Trial (I-CONECT) has been running at full steam...
By Dave Muoio 09:43 am March 18, 2019
New technologies focused on communication, cognitive health and healthcare access are core to addressing the US’ ballooning senior demographic, according to a report recently published by The White House’s Task Force on Research and Development for Technology to Support Aging Adults. These areas — along with transportation, personal mobility and independent living activities — should be among the...
By Laura Lovett 01:39 pm September 17, 2018
Healthcare faces the massive challenge of an aging population, which means not only caring for patients with chronic illness but finding the resources to care for this population. However, this worldwide challenge could be what pushes the industry toward innovation, Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO explained at Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California this morning. In the US 49 percent of healthcare...
By Brian Dolan 06:31 am December 1, 2009
The increasing number of aging Baby Boomers, also known as the "Silver Tsunami" could produce a "short, sharp shock" for the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS), according to Wireless Healthcare's Principal Analyst Peter Kruger, who shared his perspective at Informa's Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London this week. "In the face of such a perfect storm, it makes one wonder why...