Technology

Testing the Test: A Move toward Culturally Inclusive Cognitive Screening
, Technology

Neuropsychological assessments, used to examine cognitive function, may not accurately measure the same abilities across cultural groups. In a study that received a Silver 2021 Innovative…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults as Social Media Influencers
, Technology

The pandemic has allowed older adults to flex their technological muscles. For some, that meant broadening their horizons with social media. New research is finding…

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Virtual Visits: Using Virtual Reality to Connect Residents to Distant Family Members
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A new study explores senior living residents’ use of immersive virtual reality to connect with family members from a distance. Twenty-one residents with mild cognitive…

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TRENDING NOW: Smarter Use of Artificial Intelligence in Senior Living
, Technology

There is no shortage of news on the rising popularity of technology in senior living; everything from virtual reality to “care bots” is making its…

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Keep It Up: How Older Adults Maintain Activity Tracker Use Long Term
, Technology

A recent study explored strategies older adults employ to maintain long-term use of an activity tracker. Researchers interviewed 20 people who had reported long-term use…

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TRENDING NOW: Piloting Telehealth Drones for House Calls in Rural Areas
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The COVID-19 pandemic has required us all to be innovative, whether with our indoor activities and hobbies or our approach to self-care and well-being. Researchers…

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TRENDING NOW: “Gossip Robots” Being Programmed to Ease Loneliness in Assisted Living Residents
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Robots are making their way into health care, used as a preventative measure to loneliness and a potential solution to staff shortages. McKnight’s Senior Living…

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TRENDING NOW: A Shift to Older-Adult-Friendly Website Design
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a new trend that is making it easier for older adults to surf the net. Specifically, companies are…

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Therapy Breakthrough: Interactive Tech Platforms Boost Dementia Therapy Outcomes
, Technology

A recent study explored how therapy may be improved for older adults living with dementia by incorporating personalized technology. Researchers tested an interactive technology platform…

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TRENDING NOW: Curbing Older Adults’ Loneliness with Socially Assistive Robots
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McKnight’s Senior Living reports on a new pilot planned for two Ohio Life Plan Communities: socially assistive robots will be used to curb resident loneliness…

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TRENDING NOW: Senior Living Communities Trying Out Contact-Tracing Tech
, Technology

As the focus on infection control in the fight again COVID-19 shifts to contact tracing, technology is sweeping in to offer some solutions. McKnight’s Senior…

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TRENDING NOW: Fitness Options for Stay-At-Home Older Adults
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As stay at home orders continue in many states, older adults are getting creative with ways to exercise and maintain their positive well-being. The Boston…

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