The New York Times is paying attention to dementia treatments pioneered by doctors and caregivers across the Netherlands. These healthcare workers are harnessing the power of relaxation, childhood memories, sensory aids, soothing music and other tools to heal the residents rather than relying on the typical prescription of bed rest, medication and, in some cases, physical restraints. In this interesting piece, Katja Ebben, intensive care manager at the home Vitalis Peppelrode in Eindhoven, explains that she has noticed that with the newer techniques patients need less medication and fewer physical restraints.
Check out the examples and companies involved in Dutch dementia treatment on nytimes.com
Speaking of tech and dementia Three Square Market – a tech company famous for microchipping willing employees – announced the debut of a microchip powered by body heat with GPS technology and voice recognition. According to the company, the one of the key applications of the technology is for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Read more on this development on cnbc.com