December 01, 2015 - McKnight's Senior Living

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Beefing up appetites

A collaboration between the United Kingdom product design agency RODD and Lizzie Ostrom, the founder of Odette Toilette, has led to the development of a small device designed to combat appetite loss among people with dementia.

Sensing glaucoma

Clinical trials are underway to help analyze the gait of glaucoma patients and compare them to those without the eye condition.

A calming influence

A robotic therapy cat can help improve quality of life for people with dementia, according to a pilot study out of Mälardalen University in Sweden.

Worker’s paradise

Low-income seniors shouldn’t have to settle for cheap, cookie-cutter housing as their only independent living option, say the folks who developed the Cottages at Cathedral Square, a new 32-unit residential community in Belleville, IL.

Game changer

Technology has produced miracles in this sector for decades — from helping 70-year-olds defy the curse of failed hips and causing bone-deep pressure wounds to heal, to protecting mind-ravaged residents from wandering forever into the night.

Kramer: Tech will help define future

Technology will play a central role in defining the future of the seniors housing and care industry, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care CEO Robert G. Kramer told attendees at the opening session of the group’s annual conference in National Harbor, MD.

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