December 01, 2015 - McKnight's Senior Living

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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.

More peace and quiet

With more senior living facilities focusing on making their environments more homelike, there’s a problem when ubiquitous surveillance cameras, constant security buzzers and flat-screen TV monitors give the décor the look and feel of a prison

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.

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