For Seniors or Elderly
I'm giving you a head start this Mother's Day with an early idea for a Grandma gift, because the 'Photo Frame Table' doesn't come with your pictures. You will have to collect or create photos that fit in the frames; that's why you should get started now.
Did you know that our eye color fades as we age? Well, it does, and that's another dirty trick nature pulls on us. But more, or just as, important as our dimming eye color, the same pigment reduces its eye protection features. Here's a pair of sunglasses which can't restore the protection, but can substitute the protection, and you can get them without even having a prescription.
Even though Ching-Hao Hsu, a graduate student at Australia's Queensland University of Technology, is focused on a career as a lighting designer, he has shown a unique interest in and talent for developing assistive tools for persons with disabilities. On the first short list of the James Dyson sponsored Australian Design Awards, the Arthritis Handle was clearly developed after significant research.
Do you remember Bonne Bell from your childhood? Well, the company has teamed up with soda and candy manufacturers that make flavorful goodies like Coke, Skittles, and even M&M's. Bonne Bell uses their flavorings to create a large variety of no-calorie, yummy lip balms called Lip Smackers. Don't we all get chapped lips?
Ouch! Is she really twisting these sunglasses without a crack in the frame or the lense? The 'Uncrushable Sunglasses' write-up says she is, and furthermore that these glasses are not some sort of magician's prop.
Goodies and gadgets for the later-aged this Christmas... We have twelve, one for each day of Christmas and you can take your pick of your favorite 8 for Hanukkah gifts. You'll have to judge which are the best for your boomer and senior relatives; we don't all age gracefully.
I had given up trying to figure out the Medicare Part D plans for my father this year. Since his medications are all generic and it looked like we'd be spending more on Part D insurance than the drugs themselves, I figured we should continue without it. But then, I read that the Medicare website had an easy to use selection program that would help you choose the right plan by inputting just a bit of information. Dubious, I charged ahead...
Thank heavens for grandchildren. If we didn't have them, there wouldn't be many designers bothering about how new technologies can be applied to the needs of seniors. Patrick Leyendecker is just one of the many young designers who are trying to moderate the pain and stress that comes with aging and having to adjust one's ways to so many of life's daily needs.