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Gerontechnology 

Gerontechnology
Chapter:
Gerontechnology
Author(s):

Tilak Dutta

, Babak Taati

, Pamela Holliday

, Yue Li

, Steven Pong

, Alex Mihailidis

, and Geoff Fernie

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198701590.003.0171
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date: 18 October 2019

As we age, we become more likely to encounter disabilities. Most are health-related conditions that can make it difficult to maintain our quality of life and make us more susceptible to further illness and injury. These conditions also make the lives of our caregivers (paid and informal) more difficult and place them at risk of burnout, illness, or injury of their own. The vast majority of us want to continue living in our own homes as we age but the challenge of living with disability can make this difficult. This chapter describes how the right tools can limit the negative effects of disability and support successful ageing whether in our homes or in an institution to help us be happier and healthier, for longer.

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