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These days you regularly hear about loneliness. Loneliness among elderly is one of the biggest concerns in today’s healthcare. Family members are often too busy, friends of these elderly people are often old and making new contacts often turns out to be difficult when you are no longer mobile yourself. Dementia also plays a major…

Top 8 accommodations for disabled people in Europe!

Go on holiday with your 79 year old father or take your 85 year old neighbor  to a nice vacation spot for a weekend. It sounds like a nice idea, but when these people are disabled, finding a suitable place to stay can be quite a challenge. Think of a wider passage when someone is…

12th of May: Give appreciation on International Nurses day!

Every year, on the 12thof May, it is International Nurses day. On this day, we remember the woman who brought the modern nursing of this time in our lives, Florence Nightingdale. This year we from Foston Europe want to speak out to all the nurses who are always ready to give everything they have to…

How to stay healthy as a senior!

Sometimes, we can easily forget to take care of ourselves; whether it is helping maintain our physical, mental or emotional health. Especially seniors and caregivers can forget to look after all aspects of their health. But how can they approach their health in a different way? Here are some tips!

How to improve mobility of seniors

“Control them without giving them the feeling you control them.” Social and technological tips to improve life of people with dementia.

For years dementia has been one of the major dead causes. One in five people will, at some point in life,  face this demolishing illness. About 70% of the people that have dementia are having the most recognisable version of dementia, called Alzheimer disease. Unfortunately there is not yet a remedy for this disease, but…

Trends in Elderly Care: This will be the life for people over 65 in 2035.

Loneliness, short of staff, cuts in costs, all of them are reasons why there are a lot of complaints when it comes to elderly care. Luckily, there will be some developments in the future that may end all these negative pronunciations. Although we cannot know what the future will look like, there are some trends…

Noises disturb people in healthcare environments: “It can impact their recovery”

As many people age, they develop a common hearing loss condition, called Presbycusis, in which hearing gradually deteriorates and certain sounds become distorted. But it´s not just music that can be painful for older ears, little noises at a hospital environment can also be disturbing for the patients. For hospitals, it´s hard to change little noises that just exist, but a recent study shows that even small changes can make a big impact on hospital noise levels. In the research they also upgraded patient rooms and the central nursing station with smart monitors which helped cut down on unnecessary alarms. Foston Europe is able to integrate those typical nursecall systems where the alert goes to a panel with lights or a buzzer and derive those noisy systems to a DECT phone, smartphone app or screen in a way that the sound is not disturbing any patients.

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The development of life expectancy

The life expectancy of the world population has changed a lot over the years. When we go way back and look at the pre-modern world, life expectancy was not more than 30 years old in all areas of the world. In the development of life expectancy, it is significant that until the 19th century it…

Blue zones

Blue zones

This term first appeared in National Geographic magazine in 2005 and was written by Dan Buettner in an article called: “the secrets of long life”. Blue zones have been identified as world areas where people live longest. The name became blue zones because Buettner circled the areas with a blue pen on a map and…

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Holiday for seniors!

Since summer has arrived, and most of us are thinking about holidays, this article will talk about the most suitable holiday for seniors; some popular holiday destinations for seniors and some practical tips for travelling seniors. Retirees have the advantage that they can travel whenever they want and often travel outside the holiday season to…