April 26, 2024

Are Robots the Solution to the Crisis in Older-Person Care?

(Nature) – Social robots that promise companionship and stimulation for older people and those with dementia are attracting investment, but some question their benefits. Robots are an increasingly popular form of therapy for older people with dementia. It’s been suggested … Read More

January 23, 2024

What’s Indoor Air Quality Like in Long-Term Care Facilities During Wildfires? Worse Than You’d Think

(KFF Health News) – “An astonishing amount of smoke gets inside these facilities,” said Luke Montrose, an environmental toxicologist and researcher at Colorado State University. Data from monitors Montrose installed in four Idaho long-term care facilities in 2020 showed that … Read More

January 17, 2024

Synthetic Memories: Piecing Together the Past with AI

(Quartz) – Welcome to the concept of synthetic memories. They aren’t photographs. They’re visual representations of what we can remember. And, using futuristic-sounding technology that’s actually available in the present, they can help us piece together elements of our past. … Read More

January 5, 2024

Medical Negligence Caused Death of Former Texas US Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Attorney Says

(Associated Press) – The family of former U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson said Thursday that the trailblazing Texas congresswoman, who died over the weekend at age 89, passed away after getting an infection and accused a Dallas rehabilitation facility of … Read More