AI Tool Detects Cognitive Impairment in Spanish-Speaking Older Adults

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool using speech analysis is capable of identifying cognitive impairment in Spanish-speaking older adults. The algorithm, the subject of a recent study led by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, could function as an early detection tool that “might aid in identifying” older adults at risk of developing dementia, […]

Bill Gates: Health Care ‘At a Tipping Point’ on Alzheimer’s Disease 

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates believes the healthcare industry is “at a tipping point on Alzheimer’s.” That’s what Gates told Scientific American in a recent interview. Gates noted that, at the beginning of last year, the therapeutic pipeline for Alzheimer’s disease encompassed 187 clinical trials and contained 141 therapeutic drug formulations. Through Gates Ventures, Gates’ […]

Cedarhurst Senior Living Expands Memory Care With New Programming, Training 

Cedarhurst Senior Living is expanding its memory care programming while creating a new dementia care-focused training program to improve service to older adults living with cognitive decline. Regional directors began overseeing life enrichment departments at its communities, and developed a new memory care training program based on evidence-based dementia research. The four-hour intensive training program […]

Memory Care Transactions and Financings: Merrill Gardens To Manage Multiple Properties; Blueprint Sells Three Communities

Transactions Blueprint advises on sale of Michigan community Blueprint announced it advised a real estate investment trust in the sale of an assisted living and memory care community in Wyoming, Michigan on April 4. According to a press release, the community was built in 2015 and consists of 102 units. The seller selected a Virginia-based […]