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The future of personal brain health:
Supporting older users
Elizabeth M. Zelinski, PhD
Rita and Edward Polusky Chair in Ed...
The future of personal brain health:
Supporting older users
Elizabeth M. Zelinski, PhD
Rita and Edward Polusky Chair in Ed...
• Reduction of risk factors
affecting health and cognition
that increase with age plus
– Cognitive Stimulation
– Mediterra...
Older adults are the nearly invisible
target population for much brain
health technology
…and even organizations that deal...
US HHS objective for dealing with
multiple chronic conditions 2010:
innovative, multidisciplinary, longitudinal
person-cen...
| 6
Technology in the health & human
services chronic care strategic
framework
• Electronic Medical Records
• Telemedicine...
| 7
TECHNOLOGY IN THE HHS
CHRONIC CARE STRATEGIC
FRAMEWORK
• Electronic Medical Records
• Telemedicine
• Remote Monitoring...
Our Preliminary Answer: Let’s
Make Aging Normal in the World of
Brain Health/Self Care Technology
And
Let’s make Brain hea...
| 9
Already normalized technology in everyday
activities: can they affect brain health
outcomes?
Whether people use existing technology for self-
care varies
Comorbidities
Self Efficacy
Physical
Functioning
Income
Educa...
Our Expertise and interests
• We understand demographic trends of aging,
health, and disability
• We are interested in res...
• A centralized source of aging
and supportive technology
information
– Expert independent evaluation
– Training
– Dissemi...
• Provide consultative services to companies
interested in developing products for older adults.
• Provide expertise to th...
• Interdisciplinary teams with
partners from USC schools and
institutes
• Advisory committee from external
constituent gro...
digitalaging@usc.edu
Stay Tuned!
16
Q&A
10 minutes
(Included in session
recording)
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Partners
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Joining Us!
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Summit
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USC Davis Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Aging

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Dr. Eliz­a­beth Zelin­ski, on the role of per­sonal brain health to sup­port healthy liv­ing across the lifespan.

This session took place at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: http://sharpbrains.com/summit-2013/agenda/

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USC Davis Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Aging

  1. 1. The future of personal brain health: Supporting older users Elizabeth M. Zelinski, PhD Rita and Edward Polusky Chair in Education and Aging Professor of Gerontology and Psychology
  2. 2. The future of personal brain health: Supporting older users Elizabeth M. Zelinski, PhD Rita and Edward Polusky Chair in Education and Aging Professor of Gerontology and Psychology Supported in part by R01 AG10569, P50 AG005142, US National Institute on Aging and H133E080024, US National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  3. 3. • Reduction of risk factors affecting health and cognition that increase with age plus – Cognitive Stimulation – Mediterranean Diet – Exercise Body health/Brain health
  4. 4. Older adults are the nearly invisible target population for much brain health technology …and even organizations that deal with health issues in aging ignore the technology benefits for self- care
  5. 5. US HHS objective for dealing with multiple chronic conditions 2010: innovative, multidisciplinary, longitudinal person-centered care models that improve health outcomes and quality of life while maintaining or decreasing net costs and implement evidence-supported models Source: US DHHS, 2010: Multiple chronic conditions: A strategic framework.
  6. 6. | 6 Technology in the health & human services chronic care strategic framework • Electronic Medical Records • Telemedicine • Remote Monitoring • Health InformationTechnology Source: US DHHS, 2010: Multiple chronic conditions: A strategic framework.
  7. 7. | 7 TECHNOLOGY IN THE HHS CHRONIC CARE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK • Electronic Medical Records • Telemedicine • Remote Monitoring • Health InformationTechnology Source: US DHHS, 2010: Multiple chronic conditions: A strategic framework. Where’s self-care technology?
  8. 8. Our Preliminary Answer: Let’s Make Aging Normal in the World of Brain Health/Self Care Technology And Let’s make Brain health Technology Normal in the World of Aging
  9. 9. | 9 Already normalized technology in everyday activities: can they affect brain health outcomes?
  10. 10. Whether people use existing technology for self- care varies Comorbidities Self Efficacy Physical Functioning Income Education Cohort Age Access to Providers Cognitive Functioning Home Environment Devices Access to Technology TECHNOLOGYRESOURCESHEALTHPERSONAL Social Network User Interfaces
  11. 11. Our Expertise and interests • We understand demographic trends of aging, health, and disability • We are interested in researching • Relative efficacy of different approaches to maintaining and improving brain health – Kinds of training emphasis – Effects of individual difference variables like self efficacy, resources and other important evidence-based predictors of participation – Evaluation of effects of long term adherence – Interventions to encourage appropriate long term use
  12. 12. • A centralized source of aging and supportive technology information – Expert independent evaluation – Training – Dissemination • Incubate new products, programs, applications, services Objectives
  13. 13. • Provide consultative services to companies interested in developing products for older adults. • Provide expertise to the developers and designers of software products by creating clinician and consumer focus groups. • Provide test beds for innovation. • Provide pilot funds to support those who are ready to develop scalable products. • Provide advice to older adults, their loved ones, and their clinicians about the best digital solutions for specific problems. • Support and develop a “curated” collection of digital products related to various issues. Our Plans
  14. 14. • Interdisciplinary teams with partners from USC schools and institutes • Advisory committee from external constituent groups • Pilot funding • Recognition program • Regularly scheduled summits • Website, blogs, etc How?
  15. 15. digitalaging@usc.edu Stay Tuned!
  16. 16. 16 Q&A 10 minutes (Included in session recording)
  17. 17. Sponsors Partners Thank You for Joining Us!
  18. 18. To Learn More… Summit Recordings Book Market Report sharpbrains. com/book/ sharpbrains. com/summit/ sharpbrains.com /market-report/

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