Health & Caregiving

Health & Caregiving

AgeLab’s research in health, well-being and caregiving integrates health awareness, new technologies and novel approaches to behavior modification.  We explore innovations that move routine health and wellness from the hospital and doctor’s office to the home, workplace, retail setting and all places that impact people’s decision making and behavior everyday. We strive to understand the types of services, products, and knowledge that can equip individuals and their caregivers with the tools to make better health decisions as they age. 

For many, caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is an emotionally and physically demanding job. Can technology enhance quality of life and relieve burden for people with dementia...
Maintaining the proper regimen of diet and medications are a challenge for most people. Older adults, who often manage more prescriptions than other age groups, are at increased risk of non-adherence...
How do we filter through an abundance of advice in the Information Age? Generational comparisons are made in how personal health information in sought and consumed within the clinical visit and...
Technology-enabled behavior that leverages radio frequency identification (RFID) and wireless technology in the home, workplace, store and leisure environments offer significant promise in helping...
The future of the home is more than a place to live. This project aims to maintain safety while ensuring the independence and dignity of the individual is maintained. Activity monitoring, through...
AgeLab, in partnership with Healthways, is examining the impact of health literacy on older adult self-care and caregiving. Dimensions to be explored include the impact of culture, income, education...
Digital Danskin Home Health Station Information Seeking Strategies of Caregivers Health Engagement & Busy Boomers 

 

MIT AgeLab
1 Main Street, 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
ph: 617.253.0753
email: agelabinfo(at)mit.edu

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