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FDA won't regulate fitness trackers and wellness apps

FDA won't regulate fitness trackers and wellness apps

FitBit and other fitness and sleep tracker developers are breathing a sigh of relief after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released final guidance in July proclaiming a hands-off approach by the agency when it comes to low-risk devices for general wellness. Through this new policy, the FDA says it hopes to foster the development of low-risk products intended to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Video consultations provide boost to SNF dementia care

Video consultations provide boost to SNF dementia care

When aggressive behavior occurs among dementia patients, nursing home staff often must resort to using physical restraints or prescribing powerful antipsychotic medications to reduce it.

Prolonging other lives

Prolonging other lives

How, where and when furniture is used is directly related to the ability to extend its durability and life, especially in high-traffic areas like dining rooms or lobbies

Disabled and seniors connect, thanks to a new tech program

Disabled and seniors connect, thanks to a new tech program

When Nancy Likens, director of the Soprema Senior Center and Café in Wadsworth, OH, first came up with the idea of using the café as a job-training site for volunteers from the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities in 2013, she wasn't quite sure how the two groups — senior citizens and adults with developmental disabilities -— would get along.

Video chats trim aggression for residents with dementia

Video chats trim aggression for residents with dementia

Video chatting with relatives over the internet may reduce the risk of nursing home residents with dementia becoming agitated or aggressive, according to research out of Monash University in Australia.

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