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How technology can help dementia patients

Dementia can be frightening and challenging for family caregivers, as per AARP, one of the most common safety concerns for people with dementia is that they will leave the house and get lost. Anyone who has memory problems and is able to…
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See how this Senior Community overcame Social Isolation

Social isolation in Senior Communities can affect the physical and mental health of older adults, including those with cognitive impairment. Digital voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can help in building a community and…
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Simple Smart Home Automation for the Hearing Impaired

Adding voice control to smart home automation has been a boon. Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo have brought voice controls into millions of homes -- but what if you can't hear what Alexa has to say? What if it's difficult or impossible…
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How smart tech is helping people with dementia

More than 50 million people are estimated to be suffering from dementia globally, while there is substantial investment being made in biomedical research, there is increasing interest in the area of how to manage dementia behaviors in the…
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How to Protect Deadly Older Adult Falls

The rate of deaths after falls is rising for people over 75, a new study shows. But falls are avoidable for most seniors. We have some tips. As the population ages, the number of older Americans who died following a fall is rising. A…
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The Next Big Thing in Aging In Place

Your end-of-life caregiver may be a robot — why that might not be such a bad thing! For 40 years, Victoria and Kelly have lived in their suburban home. The house is where they’ve collected a lifetime of memories. Every square foot of…
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Technology helps seniors live independently

Technology helps seniors live independently and can help bridge social inequity in society. May is national Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. One area, in particular, threatens…

Senior Tech in the U.S. is on the rise

According to the Pew Research Center, technology adoption of Americans aged 65 and older is on the rise. As of 2018, 66 percent of U.S. seniors used the internet, up from just 14 percent in 2000. As the following chart illustrates, older…
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Technology Solutions for Senior Care

I was delighted to deliver a presentation on technology solutions for senior care to the UCSD Rady's School of Management, and am happy to share with you this presentation.  
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Amazon Alexa empowering seniors to stay healthy!

Dr. on call Too busy to call your doctor's office? Well now you can simply shout at Alexa from the comfort of your couch for slightly similar results. Echo owners are able to hear physician-reviewed answers to questions about certain medical…