Tag Archives: Care

How A ‘Care Ecosystem’ Supports Dementia Patients And Caregivers

By George Lorenzo, Next Avenue Contributor Helen Medsger and her sister, Maureen Shaw, participated in UCSF’s Care Ecosystem program Courtesy of Helen Medsger In recent years, we’ve seen a greater awareness in the U.S. and the world about the increasing number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. And we’ve learned a lot more… Read More »

A Reality Check On Artificial Intelligence: Are Health Care Claims Overblown?

[embedded content] Health products powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots. IBM boasted that its AI could “outthink cancer.” Others say computer systems that read X-rays will make radiologists obsolete. “There’s nothing that I’ve seen in my 30-plus years studying medicine… Read More »

Key to rural aged care: pay and train more

Aged care providers in rural and remote communities would be better equipped to provide safe and quality services if their workers were better paid and more qualified, a royal commission has been told. Regional communities are in the spotlight as the aged care royal commission holds three days of hearings in Mudgee in the NSW… Read More »