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Can a cognitive rehabilitation therapy from Japan alleviate symptoms such as apathy and depressed mood and improve quality of life and cognitive and physical functioning in older adults who have mild to moderate dementia? Nine senior living communities are helping researchers find out.
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For many residents, getting into and out of bathtubs can be fraught with danger. Fortunately, advancements in product design and workplace solutions make the transition less problematic.
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Playing games, making crafts, using a computer and engaging in social activities can help older adults decrease the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, according to research published Monday.
Mushrooms might help delay or prevent dementia ... ACA repeal efforts would affect state laws, too
A California jury has returned a $5 million verdict against an assisted living community where a resident with dementia eloped and subsequently died.
A new demonstration project has the goal of improving state guardianship systems for older adults with dementia, individuals with disabilities and others.
The family of a deceased former senior living community resident is suing the Michigan community where she lived, claiming negligence and carelessness because she eloped and died from hypothermia.
Older adults who develop high blood pressure later in life have a lower risk of dementia after age 90, especially if they develop hypertension at or after age 80, according to the results of a new study.
Tablet computers are safe and potentially effective in managing agitation among people with dementia, according to the results of a small pilot study in press by the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
People who live near major state or interstate highways have a greater risk of developing dementia than those who live farther away, according to a new study of 6.6 million people.
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Administering a simple "sniff test" can enhance the accuracy of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and the mild cognitive impairment that often progresses to dementia, according to the results of a newly published study.
Person-centered care plans, staffing, activities and environmental design are the keys for residential and adult day settings seeking reimbursement for services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries of home- and community-based services who exhibit unsafe wandering or exit-seeking behavior, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in recently published FAQs.
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Knowing residents' life stories is critical for staff members who care for those with Alzheimer's disease or other memory or communication challenges.
Wander management solutions let residents roam without the risk.
MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting discusses her plans to change perceptions related to aging.
Independent living community residents most likely will be part of a five-year, $21.8 million study of the connection between exercise and memory and brain function as people age, the project's leader tells McKnight's Senior Living.
An innovative online speech therapy program is helping seniors with dementia recall words that seemed lost, including the names of their grandchildren.
More than half of the 43.7 million Americans with a mental health condition are not receiving treatment, according to a report from Mental Health America.
Older adults who already have memory and thinking difficulties may see a small benefit from exercising, according to new research published Wednesday online by the journal Neurology.
Current testing methods are only 77% accurate in helping to predict how safe it is for people who have mild dementia to drive, according to a study.
Consuming high amounts of caffeine appears to protect women from developing dementia or cognitive impairment, according to the results of a new study.
Anne Basting's work to improve older adults' quality of life and change perceptions related to aging and dementia recently received a big boost in the form of a $625,000 "genius grant" that came with her being named one of 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2016.