In an interview with the Idaho Statesman, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, praised the Boise VA Medical Center during a recent visit. In Boise “everything is working,” according to Secretary Wilkie, with specific praise toward telehealth and mental health programs. He attributed the Boise VA’s success to […]
The Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press published an article last winter highlighting the population growth of seniors in Northern Idaho. Idaho’s senior population is growing faster than most other states, with Kootenai County near the top. However, this growth period is not without challenges, as seniors struggle with waiting periods […]
The New York Times recently published that scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have devised the most sensitive blood test for Alzheimer’s yet. It tests for beta amyloid, the protein that is most associated with Alzheimer’s disease. While it is not a perfect predictor, it can predict the […]
Traveling the world at 90 years old is now possible – in a way. At the University of Tokyo, virtual reality technology allow the elderly to travel the world in 360 degree videos, without leaving their seats. This project also works in conjunction with physical rehabilitation in nursing home communities, […]
Technology has expanded the possibilities for care of older adults, however, it is not without complications. Technical, as well as privacy concerns, can give families pause when implementing devices. This article dives into the possibilities of remote monitoring to help care for older adults.
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