Virtual reality helps people with Parkinson’s disease improve balance

Researchers say they are encouraged by preliminary results of a study demonstrating that virtual reality can help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance. In the trial by the Motion Capture Core Facility at the University of Utah, 10 people tested a virtual reality training system on a treadmill in three 30-minute sessions a week…

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4 Reasons Why Onsite Primary Care is Mission-Critical for Senior Living

Seniors are going to receive primary care. In 2019, the question is where. Primary care is critical for any person’s health. Yet across the nation, visits to those physicians are declining for Americans of all ages. Seniors specifically are faced with two unique barriers: travel, and the need for care overnight. Seniors also face a…

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LeadingAge, Ziegler Expand Largest Nonprofit Senior Housing Providers List

Industry association LeadingAge and specialty investment bank Ziegler’s list of the nation’s largest nonprofit senior housing providers grew a bit this year. The 15th annual LeadingAge Ziegler 200 (LZ 200), published Monday, ranks the largest not-for-profit systems providing aging services through senior living in the United States, in order of total owned market-rate units, as…

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In Honor of His Grandma, Teen Develops Brain-Reading Tech for Alzheimer’s

Before Grant Sheen’s late grandmother developed Alzheimer’s disease, she was an accountant with an talent for memorizing mathematical formulas. Her mind was sharp and her spirit fiery. Sheen, a high school senior, says that the progressive brain disorder peeled away these aspects of her identity. To her grandson, she seemed like a shell of her…

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28% of affluent 50+ adults expect to live in assisted living, survey finds

Twenty-eight percent of affluent adults aged 50 or more years participating in a recent survey said they believe they are likely to receive long-term care at an assisted living community when they need it, although only 15% identified assisted living as their preferred location. The Harris Poll, conducted on behalf of the Nationwide Retirement Institute,…

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Lantern Hill Hosts “Taste of the World” Gala

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Hundreds of Lantern Hill residents, staff and guests enjoyed an evening full of great company as well as delicious food and drinks from around the globe at the community’s “Taste of the World” Gala, on Friday, September 14. The elegant party was held throughout Lantern Hill’s newly expanded and re-designed restaurants…

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Apple’s gets first FDA clearance for retail ECG watch technology

The company’s new Apple Watch can perform ECGs, detect atrial fibrillation and contact emergency services in the case of a fall. Apple has taken a major step into the world of regulated health technology with the announcement of its new Apple Watch, an over-the-counter FDA-cleared device with the ability to perform electrocardiograms and detect atrial…

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Wall Street Journal: Aging Boomers Divided on Being Called ‘Perennials’

Some aging baby boomers are rejecting the term “senior citizen,” but potential replacements like “perennial” are not yet gaining widespread traction. Other potential new terms, such as “vintage” and “golden ager,” also aren’t catching on widely, according to an article published Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. Observing that some boomers do not respond well…

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Ruling in Senior Housing Suit Puts Treatment of LGBT Residents in Spotlight

An Illinois woman can now sue the retirement community where she resides, in a case over alleged homophobic harassment she suffered from other residents. This is due to an appeals court decision that is garnering attention for its possible housing law implications. Marsha Wetzel, who lives at the Glen St. Andrews senior living community in…

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