Speed of Speech, Rather Than Loss of Words, May Be an Early Indicator of Dementia

Years before they were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, subtle changes became apparent in the spoken and written words of public figures Ronald Reagan and Iris Murdoch. During non-scripted public speaking, the late President Reagan … [Read more...]

AI Technology is Doing Amazing Things to Help People with Neurological and Movement Disorders 

Keith Thomas, a former Manhattan wealth manager, and his sister, Michelle Bennett, who is now his caregiver, have watched their lives quickly change. In July 2020, at the age of 41, Thomas accidentally dove into a shallow pool, … [Read more...]

Is Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizing Senior Care?

Q. I read somewhere that nine out of 10 seniors would prefer to age in their homes for as long as possible. But isn’t there a shortage of health care professionals and caregivers to provide the care that would be needed for this … [Read more...]

Part 2: When Artificial Intelligence and Health Don’t Mix 

This is part two of a two-part series.  In part one, “Is CMS’s Latest Effort Enough to Hold Medicare Advantage Companies Accountable?” I described how CMS plans to hold Medicare Advantage (MA) companies to higher standards for … [Read more...]

Stanford Scientists Can Predict When A Loved One Will Die

Richard has had Parkinson’s for more than two decades. He has been hospitalized several times this past year, and each time, his ability to swallow and other motor skills have regressed and have needed to be relearned through … [Read more...]

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