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High-tech for Seniors

WASHINGTON Aging is going high-tech.

New technologies for seniors are on display this week at the White House Conference on Aging.

One day, people with Alzheimer's disease could have telephones that show them a picture of the caller and remind them who it is and when they last talked.

Another invention is a medicine cabinet that can be programmed to keep track of what medicine it holds and when it should be taken.

The chairman of the Center for Aging Services Technologies says the goal is to provide technologies that "help seniors and their families live happy and healthy in their own home."

There are four main focus areas for the new innovations: disease prevention, early detection, caregiver support and maintaining independence.

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