Alzheimer's

High ratings fuel recognition for 1,600 senior living operators

High ratings fuel recognition for 1,600 senior living operators

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SeniorAdvisor.com announced that more than 1,600 operators have been recognized as among the best in the business.

There's a new way to help stamp out Alzheimer's

There's a new way to help stamp out Alzheimer's

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Whether you buy stamps at your local post office or online, you now have the opportunity to help lick dementia at the same time.

Are you ready for an Alzheimer's breakthrough?

Are you ready for an Alzheimer's breakthrough?

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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.

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

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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.

Americans not prepared for Alzheimer's: poll

Americans not prepared for Alzheimer's: poll

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More than half of respondents to a recent poll about Alzheimer's disease greatly underestimated the costs of long-term care.

Take two Bunny Hops and call me in the morning

Take two Bunny Hops and call me in the morning

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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.

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

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Virtual reality appears to spark memories and improve mood and health among senior living residents, according to recent tests of proprietary technology.

People in the news, Oct. 24

People in the news, Oct. 24

Appointments at CareServ, Dominion Senior Living, Erickson Living, Hebrew SeniorLife, Reemo Health and Watercrest Senior Living Group.

Delayed word processing a possible sign of pending Alzheimer's

Delayed word processing a possible sign of pending Alzheimer's

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An inability to process words quickly may be a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, British investigators have found.

Alzheimer's in danger of straining public funding: report

Alzheimer's in danger of straining public funding: report

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Social and demographic trends combined with an expected increase in the incidence of Alzheimer's diseases due to the growing size of the aging population are in danger of colliding to strain local, state and federal budgets, according to the author of a report released Wednesday that was commissioned by USAgainstAlzheimer's.

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

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Three years after Glen Campbell received his Alzheimer's diagnosis, his wife, Kim, didn't know that memory care communities existed. Now she's on a mission to ensure that other family caregivers of those with dementia don't find themselves in the same position.

Blocking a key enzyme may help reverse memory loss

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Interfering with the enzyme that blocks communication between brain cells may help reverse Alzheimer's-related memory loss, MIT researchers have found.

Fidget spinners show promise in addressing dementia symptoms

Fidget spinners show promise in addressing dementia symptoms

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An Ohio senior living community is finding that fidget spinners and cubes seem to produce a calming effect in those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Glen Campbell remembered; documentary to air Wednesday

Glen Campbell remembered; documentary to air Wednesday

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Wednesday, HLN will broadcast an encore presentation of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me," the network announced hours after Campbell's death on Tuesday. The documentary has a special connection to senior living providers.

Sleep troubles could lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer's

Sleep troubles could lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer's

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People with chronic sleep disorders may be at a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to a recently published study.

App could improve memory in those with dementia

App could improve memory in those with dementia

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A new "brain training" app could help improve memory for people in the early stages of dementia, according to the results of a recent study.

Overcoming communication barriers due to dementia

Overcoming communication barriers due to dementia

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Thankfully, we are learning that many effective ways exist to improve communication with residents who have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, so that we can better understand their wants and needs.

Stanley Healthcare partners with Alzheimer's Association

Stanley Healthcare partners with Alzheimer's Association

Stanley Healthcare will donate a portion of sales of its WanderGuard Blue Wander Management solution to support the activities of the Alzheimer's Association every year as part of its new role as a "cause marketing sponsor" of the association.

Olive oil may decrease risk of Alzheimer's

Olive oil may decrease risk of Alzheimer's

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Extra-virgin olive oil reduced markers for Alzheimer's disease in a recent study.

More news for Friday, June 16

Alzheimer's affects twice as many people as estimated ... Statins may not be used for protection against Parkinson's disease ... Liquid laundry detergent pods pose lethal risk for adults with dementia ... Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel disease ... Being overweight linked to longer life in older adults with diabetes

More news for Thursday, June 15

As rural America faces an onslaught of Alzheimer's, states look to radical ways to help ... Restaurant employs waiters with dementia, and you never know what you're getting

Home gaining on LTC as final residence for those with Alzheimer's

Home gaining on LTC as final residence for those with Alzheimer's

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The majority of people with Alzheimer's disease die in long-term care facilities, although the percentage is decreasing, whereas the number of people with the disease who die at home is increasing, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Unlikely volunteers give hope for those with dementia

Unlikely volunteers give hope for those with dementia

By taking time out of their work days to train for and lead SAIDO Learning sessions, employees in various departments are gaining an understanding of dementia and memory care while helping residents increase engagement with their family members and caregivers.

An Alzheimer's success story that defies the odds

An Alzheimer's success story that defies the odds

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I was heartened to see a recent study that actually seems to have generated measurable success in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

More news for Wednesday, May 3

GAO testifies on Medicaid personal care services ... Two will stand trial in death of resident with Alzheimer's ... For two college students, saying goodbye won't be easy after a year living at senior living community

More news for Tuesday, April 18

This state is a laboratory for the future of Alzheimer's in America ... Declaring war on financial abuse of older people ... 81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60

51% of tweets about dementia contain stigma: study

51% of tweets about dementia contain stigma: study

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Fifty-one percent of tweets by private users of Twitter accounts contain comments that are stigmatizing when they mention dementia or the people who have it, according to a recently published study.

More news for Friday, April 14

Brookdale nurse supervisor alleges company owes wages ... Friendship Retirement gunman sentenced to prison term ... WSJ: Should Medicaid be converted to a block-grant program? ... Detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier using ... Greebles?

More news for Thursday, April 13

This is what retirement looked like in 1970 ... BOKF seeks dismissal of class action suit over Brogdon-related bonds ... Focus on Alzheimer's disease shifts to prevention ... Independent living centers for elderly, disabled, poor at risk from state, federal budget cuts

More news for Wednesday, April 12

Coming full circle, doulas cradle the dying ... Plotting the demise of Alzheimer's ... Yes, older adults are having sex ... Sisterhood of Temple Shalom taking Passover to assisted living facilities, memory care centers

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Dec. 13

A giving season

Nationwide

Senior living communities throughout the country are proving that the end-of-year holidays are a time of giving.