Canadian scientists have created an elderly life calculator that predicts the most accurate time of death for an older person. It works based on data collected from observations of 491,000 people who have been cared for at home.
The reason for the creation of such an elderly life calculator was the fact that in Canada, according to statistics, only 20% of older people receive proper care in the last year of their life. Most older people die for unpredictable reasons altogether. Thanks to such a device, doctors and relatives will be able to understand better what a person needs.
Scientists have once again confirmed a long-known fact: a person’s everyday state and behavior may better indicate an imminent death than the presence of a severe illness. An elderly person can lose a lot of energy, so they cannot always cook or clean themselves, which can bring the date of death quite significantly closer.
Before starting to use such an application, people will need to study the medical history of an older adult well and enter a lot of information. After all, the data on the basis of which the calculator works has been collected for more than four years, according to the medical journal Cmaj.
Now, thanks to the program, it will be possible not only to find out the approximate date of death of a person but also to provide the best care for him in the last days of his life.
Previously, British experts have analyzed data from 19 separate studies to test the validity, reliability, safety, and effectiveness of using VR glasses for assessing and training balance in the elderly. Their results showed that virtual reality is effective for assessing balance and may help prevent falls and improve posture and gait in the elderly.