Fourteen percent of adults aged 75 or more years have subjective cognitive decline, one of the earliest noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As we continue to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, caregivers and assisted living facilities have been able to create increasingly sophisticated and tailored solutions to help improve the quality of life for residents.
Public health measures related to Alzheimer's got a boost Tuesday from the testimony of actress Marcia Gay Harden at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing focused on what she called "an insidious, cowardly disease."
Assisted living will have a seat at the table as, thanks to an executive order signed by the governor on Friday, Kansas becomes the 50th state to work toward establishing a plan to address the effects of Alzheimer's on those who have the disease as well as the organizations and family members who provide care and services for them.
Expanded efforts to understand and treat Alzheimer's disease will be essential to unlocking its cure, according to experts at a national summit.
It's quite something to see the 10-year progression of Alzheimer's disease in one person collapsed into a 13-minute TV segment.
Thirty-eight senators have asked leaders of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to make increased funding for Alzheimer's disease a priority in their appropriations for fiscal year 2019.
A proposed new definition of Alzheimer's disease unveiled Tuesday represents "a major evolution in how we think about Alzheimer's," according to the Alzheimer's Association, but it will "increase dramatically" the number of people considered to have the disease, according to one researcher involved in its development.
Supporters of Alzheimer's disease-related health promotion, dementia research, falls prevention and affordable housing are cheering provisions contained in a $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page fiscal year 2018 spending bill released Wednesday evening.
The national cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias is projected to increase $20 billion this year compared with last year, totaling more than $277 billion in 2018, according to a report released Tuesday by the Alzheimer's Association.
Are your residents who do not have dementia excessively sleepy during the daytime? If so, then they may be at risk for an increased accumulation of a brain protein that is a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease.
Actress Marcia Gay Harden and chef Madison Cowan will be among those honored March 19 by LeadingAge and Integrace at the Great Minds Gala. Two additional awards also will be bestowed.
We have an opportunity to improve the quality of life of those with dementia and the selfless loved ones who take care of them every day.
Memory care will be the biggest growth area in senior living and long-term care in 2018, predict executives participating in Lancaster Pollard's "2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey," the results of which were released Tuesday.
Brookdale Senior Living associates and partners together raised $2.1 million for the Alzheimer's Association in 2017, according to the company.
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A data brief published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics sheds light on the differences between smaller and larger assisted living communities regarding the types of ADL assistance residents need, health conditions they have, payment source and more.
A group of 14 senators led by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), founder and co-chair of the Senate Alzheimer's Task Force, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Wednesday asked President Trump to boost funding allocated for Alzheimer's research in the fiscal year 2019 budget request he is expected to release later this month.
Nonphysician caregivers in assisted living communities, nursing homes and other long-term care and community care settings are the intended audience for new dementia care practice recommendations released Thursday by the Alzheimer's Association.
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Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced that it will end its research and development programs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's treatments and "re-allocate funding to those areas where we have strong scientific leadership and that will allow us to provide the greatest impact for patients."
A cruise ship may seem an improbable setting for a conference for professional and family caregivers and those with early-stage Alzheimer's disease or dementia. In September, however, Holland America's MS Eurodam will take such travelers to Alaska while educating them about the condition and its care.
Therapeutic environments that benefit people with dementia embrace meaningful and innovative activities, good communication, skilled problem-solving around behaviors challenging for staff, and excellent staff training. Consider adopting several of these contemporary best practices in your community.
An examination of analytics reveals which business challenges were top topics of interest for McKnight's Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2017. Here's a chance to revisit our most popular columns of the year or to read them for the first time.
Senior living residents who experience age-related hearing loss may be at a higher risk for dementia and cognitive decline, Irish researchers have found.
Whether you buy stamps at your local post office or online, you now have the opportunity to help lick dementia at the same time.
Some treatments for Alzheimer's may be available by 2020. If so, the U.S. healthcare system may not be prepared, according to a new study.
Billionaire Bill Gates announced he will invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund. The venture capital fund links targets the disease by coordinating public and private-sector efforts.
More than half of respondents to a recent poll about Alzheimer's disease greatly underestimated the costs of long-term care.
As drug companies invest millions of dollars to find Alzheimer's treatments, one research team is dancing to a different drummer. Actually, dancing to a drummer could be part of its investigation.