The BIO meeting is getting all the attention, but across town, today's dhealth Summit bills itself as a " national forum for health and technology leaders, entrepreneurs, senior care advocates and policymakers to exchange ideas, create new relationships, and foster disruptive technological and process innovations to improve the lives of the nation’s aging population." Watch … Continue reading As digital health matures, so does the population. Boston meeting looks @dhealth2018 and aging.
Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease. She urged her father to pop the pills … Continue reading KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.
Dealing with the housing and care issues that come with aging and disability is, at best, discouraging. When assisted living came along, those who could afford a spot found a comfortable, dignified place to age. These homes look more like hotels than hospitals and offer care for those who need help, but don’t need a … Continue reading “Life and Death in Assisted Living”: A Frontline/ProPublica investigation
Both The Globe and WBUR have had recent series on Alzheimer's disease. On Sunday, the Globe ran the last of a four-part, year-long series on a family coping losing their patriarch to early stage Alzheimer's. Bruce Vincent sits at a table in a stark room at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Charlestown research center, just a few … Continue reading Globe, WBUR on Alzheimer’s disease