Technology Trends

A live feed of nursing home life

Social media is a popular method of communication, but what happens when staff and residents use it to share about long term care? Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her observations and opinions. 

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Sea Hero Quest immerses players in new world of dementia research

The mobile game that’s helping researchers collect and better understand navigation paths with dementia is going a step further through virtual reality.

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A virtual assistant to help people with Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian researchers are building a prototype of a virtual assistant that could help people with memory loss complete daily tasks.

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iN2L hires gaming expert to lead product development

The Electronic Arts alumnus also brings healthcare technology development experience to the iN2L team.

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Brookdale tackles advance care planning

The senior living provider and Iris Plans have partnered to offer residents end-of-life care planning services. 

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Connecting seniors and children through technology

A program pairs up senior living residents with elementary students to capture their life stories using digital devices. 

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Mind games

Researchers are reaching for new levels using video games technology for dementia treatments

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Social media’s double-edged sword

Social media is ubiquitous, valuable and fun. It can also get long-term care providers into a lot of legal trouble.

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Masonic Villages, K4Connect form tech partnership

A not-for-profit provider will adopt K4Connect’s platform in its facilities following a successful pilot.

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Researchers unveil battery-less pacemaker

A team of researchers have designed a new pacemaker that runs on radio frequency and can be implemented directly into a person’s heart.

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