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LTCN February 2019, page 13, Technology, CES logo

CES products show how tech can improve life for seniors

Technology manufacturers continue to invest heavily in healthcare innovations for older adults. That was clear by the wide range of devices to help improve the lives of seniors and those who care for them that were highlighted at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas.

December 2018 IT Update

An app piloted by orthopedics company Zimmer Biomet will allow patients who have hip or knee replacements to send heart rate data, steps taken and standing hours directly to their surgeons from their Apple Watches.

Eye scan can detect signs of Alzheimer’s

A new, non-invasive and inexpensive imaging procedure can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds, according to two new studies presented in October at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

IT Update: November 2018

» Healthcare data breaches are on the rise. Harvard University researchers analyzed all data breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from January 2010 through December 2017. Published in JAMA, the analysis tallied more than 2,100 breaches, involving a total of 176.4 million patient records. The total number of breaches increased…

TPT speeds stroke recovery, study finds

Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer strokes each year. However, a novel therapy technique developed by University of Texas-Dallas researchers has been shown to double the rate of upper limb recovery in stroke patients. The technique, known as targeted plasticity therapy (TPT), pairs physical movements with precisely timed vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) via a device implanted on…

November 2018 LTCN, Page 44, Profile, Barbara Sepich

Profile: Barbara Sepich jazzed to help seniors

Barbara Sepich, President & CEO,WRC Senior Services One day when Barbara Sepich was 24 years old and first ruminating on what she wanted her career to look like, she picked up her journal and wrote herself a mission statement. It read: “Make a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults by keeping the sparkle in…

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