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Dementia

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.

Two Alzheimer’s drug trials halted

Two late-stage clinical trials of a drug for Alzheimer’s disease have been stopped because they aren’t likely to produce promising results, two companies involved with the research announced Thursday.

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