Dementia

More news for Tuesday, Aug. 22

Lifetime costs for someone with dementia are $321,780 ... Only 18% of Hispanics over 40 confident that assisted living can meet their cultural needs ... Sedentary behavior increases risk of death for frail, inactive adults ... Assisted living is preferred choice of aging adults in Minnesota ... Guy Fieri to open Flavortown restaurant in The Villages

More news for Monday, Aug. 21

Despite advance directive, woman with dementia denied her last wish, spouse says ... All-terrain wheelchair allows senior living residents to experience the outdoors ... Campers from assisted living community find the woods are good medicine ... Hard-won advice in books on aging and elder care

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.

Caregivers cannot stop, fix or change dementia

Caregivers cannot stop, fix or change dementia

Managing expectations leads to meaningful moments, powerful connections and purposeful and fulfilling relationships during dementia care.

More news for Thursday, Aug. 3

New website rates assisted living communities in California ... Former LPN charged with sex offenses against residents, having child porn on phone ... Report details dementia care efforts across Massachusetts

More news for Tuesday, Aug. 1

Touring residential facilities, interacting with older adults positively enhances medical residents' knowledge of issues and needs ... Radio and health appliance for people with dementia under development ... Fate of Medicaid HCBS still in the hands of Congress ... Hudson Bay Capital urges Sabra shareholders to reject Care Capital Properties acquisition

Senior living community not cited, but two years later, executives charged in resident's death

Senior living community not cited, but two years later, executives charged in resident's death

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The owner and former administrator of a California senior living community have been charged with elder abuse and involuntary manslaughter, felonies, more than two years after a resident reported to have dementia died after being hit by a car while jogging.

Dementia risk can be reduced even in late life: report

Dementia risk can be reduced even in late life: report

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Older adults who stop smoking, treat their depression or diabetes if they have either, and increase their physical activity and social contact can reduce their likelihood of developing dementia, according to research presented Thursday in London at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017.

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.

3 approaches may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia

3 approaches may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia

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Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people who have high blood pressure, and increased exercise may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, according to a report released Thursday. But there's a catch.

New diagnosis, treatment guidelines issued for dementia with Lewy bodies

New diagnosis, treatment guidelines issued for dementia with Lewy bodies

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The Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium has issued new guidelines for diagnosing and treating dementia with Lewy bodies.

More news for Tuesday, June 20

Senate GOP considers deeper Medicaid cuts than House bill ... The Senate is close to a healthcare bill, but do Republicans have the votes? ... FDA approves MRSA drug ... Cleveland Clinic receives NIH grant to establish national consortium for studying Lewy body dementia ... Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won't take the family heirlooms

More news for Monday, June 19

Senior living community names resident with dementia 'Employee of the Month' ... Senior living sculpture will celebrate generations ... Residents may lose entry fees in assisted living community receivership ... Two years later: Marshall Square property sold, development ahead ... Sixth graders collaborate with senior living residents to design assistive devices

Chronic pain associated with dementia, new study finds

Chronic pain associated with dementia, new study finds

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Chronic pain is correlated with memory decline and dementia later in life, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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

You'll never find a better investment opportunity than this

You'll never find a better investment opportunity than this

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An event happening next week is worthy of your most valuable asset — your time.

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

McKnight's Senior Living's Online Expo is next week

McKnight's Senior Living's Online Expo is next week

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McKnight's Senior Living's inaugural online expo will be next Tuesday, June 20. The event will include three webinars and a virtual trade show. Those who attend the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.

App will assess dementia-friendliness of senior living communities

App will assess dementia-friendliness of senior living communities

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An app designed to help make senior living communities and other settings more suitable for older adults and those with dementia should be ready for download by Sept. 21, World Alzheimer's Day, according to its developers.

Staffing, dementia, falls prevention are webinar topics for Expo 2017

Staffing, dementia, falls prevention are webinar topics for Expo 2017

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Dementia, falls prevention and staffing will be the topics of three separate webinars during the McKnight's Senior Living Expo 2017 on June 20. Participants in the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.

10 reasons why music works in dementia care

10 reasons why music works in dementia care

When it comes to memory care, music reaches into places where neural activity still may be intact or least somewhat active.

More news for Thursday, June 1

Mobility aids may increase fall risk for those with dementia ... Handwashing: Cool water as effective as hot for removing germs ... Infection with seasonal flu may increase risk of developing Parkinson's disease ... Cash-strapped seniors turn to assisted living centers in Mexico

More news for Wednesday, May 31

Daughter of resident who died talks healing after Marshall Square fire ... Reliving Communist past helps East German dementia residents ... Navigating a world of mean girls and new friends at a retirement community ... Assisted living homes have challenge recruiting, keeping caregivers

Earn three CE credits from your desk at McKnight's Senior Living's Expo 2017

Earn three CE credits from your desk at McKnight's Senior Living's Expo 2017

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Senior living professionals will have the opportunity to earn three continuing education credits from their desktop computers or online devices June 20 at McKnight's Senior Living's Expo 2017.

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.

Take shivers out

Take shivers out

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For many residents, the thought of bath time is cause for panic or alarm. But bathing doesn't have to be that way if providers supply the right approach, environment and products.

Silent sentinels

Silent sentinels

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Operators are adopting innovative, unobtrusive and increasingly silent security solutions that can be tailored to meet the needs of each resident in your community.

Dementia staffing challenges vary between care settings, study finds

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Assisted living care and nursing home care for people with dementia share similarities but also have differences, said a speaker at a Wednesday session at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Nashville, TN.

More news for Monday, May 1

Mainscape founder secretly assisted feds with American Senior Communities probe ... First U.S. 'Dementia Village' recreates a happier time ... Baltimore jury awards $2 million in senior housing slip and fall ... To learn to care for elderly, students move into retirement home ... High schooler interest in CNA program is growing

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Aug. 23

Enjoying the eclipse

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Staff, residents and families at senior living communities and companies across the country enjoyed watching the eclipse on Monday.