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Technology that detects falls helps reduce ED visits by 80%, study finds

An artificial intelligence-enabled camera system helped senior living communities reduce visits from emergency medical teams by 75% and visits to emergency departments by 80% by detecting falls among residents living with dementia, according to the results of a pilot study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.

Alzheimer’s vaccine shows promise in study

A vaccine developed by University of New Mexico researchers has shown promise in preventing the formation of the tau tangles in the brain and someday potentially could prevent the cognitive decline typically seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease, they said.

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