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Japan's technology leads the way in caring for the elderly

Date: 30 October 2019 - 30 December 2019

The acceleration of aging is more remarkable in Japan than elsewhere: more than a quarter of the population is 65 or older.People are living longer and above all, living better. In Japan the newest technologies have inspired public and private sec...


Directional loudspeakers put spotlight on dementia

Date: 30 October 2019 - 30 December 2019

In Singapore’s National Design Centre, Audio Spotlight directional sound is the primary feature in an exhibit that shows visitors how people with dementia might perceive sound. The purpose of the exhibit is to make architects and designers a...


How virtual reality is helping people with dementia

Date: 4 October 2019 - 4 December 2019

An NHS pilot is seeing if virtual reality could improve the lives of people with dementia, by taking them back in time to relive formative experiences.The Marston Court care home in Oxford, run by The Orders of St John Care Trust, has been trialli...


Alexa's robotic voice leaving people living with dementia 'deeply distressed', social care report finds

Date: 4 October 2019 - 4 December 2019

Amazon Alexa's robotic voice is causing "deep distress" for dementia patients by telling them to take their medicine, a new report has warned.The technology think tank, Doteveryone, said older social care patients were often left confused by n...

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