Monthly Archives: June 2014

Could Telemedicine Improve Outcomes for Seniors?

A new Forbes article discusses the potential benefit of telemedicine, which allows for video consultations with a doctor or nurse. Telemedicine seems to be able to reduce costs by allowing a doctor or nurse to be “available” to consult with patients … Continue reading

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New Technology May Remotely Detect Falls

Sensing technology like ORCATECH’s remote in-home sensors has evolved rapidly in the past few years. New radar and 3-D sensors being developed by the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology at the University of Missouri may be able to identify immediately … Continue reading

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New Cognitive Test Differentiates Alzheimer’s from Normal Aging

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a cognitive test that seems to be able to identify differences between individuals with Alzheimer’s-related cognitive impairment and those who may just have some memory difficulties as a result of healthy aging. Previously, … Continue reading

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BBC Health Article: Alzheimer’s research ‘needs new strategy’

In an article on BBC Health, animal welfare campaigners argue that research using animal models is no longer sufficient for Alzheimer’s research due to the complexity of neurological diseases and the continuing difficulty translating findings in animal research to human populations. … Continue reading

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ORCATECH Participant Technology Update

Chances are that sometime in the last few months you have been visited by someone from our technical team. Our ORCATECH Technical Team is currently about 75% of the way through with updating equipment in all our existing participant homes. … Continue reading

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