For;an;engaged;future: Keep your brain limber
with lumosity.com, a website offering more than
40 activities designed by neuroscientists to
boost attention, mental flexibility, memory, reaction
and problem-solving capabilities. Scores are tallied
and tracked as you continue with the program. Full
disclosure: we like Lost in Migration and The Waiter.
For;a;balanced;future:;One in five people will
develop a mental illness over their lifetime.
Mental Health Works, a national initiative of
the Canadian Mental Health Association, offers an
online Emotional Wellness Self-assessment. Take this
five-minute test and receive a personal, confidential
assessment of your well-being which you can print out
to discuss with your health-care provider. Also included
are tips to help you manage your mental health.
For;a;more;nutritional;future: Want to eat
healthier and lose weight? MyNetDiary is an
app you can sign up for on your smartphone,
desktop or tablet that has nutritional information
for 545,000 foods. You can also register your target
weight and the app will give you a balanced calorie
and nutrition plan to meet your goal, as well as regular
analysis of how you are doing and advice to keep on
For;a;safer;future: Alberta Health Services
Locator Device Project is testing global
positioning system products in 2014 that can
pinpoint individuals who wander from home. The goal
is to return them home safely and quickly.
While technology can’t stop the aging process, it can help you through it. The following
tools are just eight examples how.
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Devices and apps to keep you healthier as you age