Dementia

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The insufficiency of Medicaid block grants: The example of Puerto Rico ... CNN says drug used inappropriately on elderly with dementia ... American Geriatrics Society renews call for bipartisan collaboration on healthcare reform ... How can we keep people out of nursing homes?

2 former caregivers to be sentenced for felonies in resident's hypothermia death

2 former caregivers to be sentenced for felonies in resident's hypothermia death

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Two former caregivers at a Michigan assisted living and memory care community are scheduled to be sentenced next month after entering pleas to felony charges in a case involving a resident with dementia who froze to death after exiting the building.

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Foundation for Senior Living joins self-driving car public education campaign ... December Fed rate hike all but certain despite low inflation ... Florida operators can seek generator-rule variance ... Resident with dementia who was at center of spoon-feeding controversy dies

Fighting loneliness among older adults

Fighting loneliness among older adults

There's a way to combat social isolation in senior living that is practical, cost effective, transformative and revolutionary.

More news for Tuesday, Oct. 3

AHCA / NCAL says Las Vegas convention will go on as planned ... Inability to smell peppermint linked to dementia, study says ... Learn about Montessori in memory care and earn a free CE credit Wednesday

Designing for dementia

Designing for dementia

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An app that was under development when we first told you about it in June is now available to help make living environments more friendly for those with dementia.

Pathway to Living imports 'rementia' program

Pathway to Living imports 'rementia' program

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The operator's soon-to-open assisted living and memory care community in Westmont, IL, will be the first senior living community in the United States to implement a dementia care program from Australia.

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

One way to give people with dementia a chance to lead fuller lives

With the number of people in whom dementia is diagnosed growing at alarming rates, the need for effective memory care programs is more important than ever. One international program combines dementia care best practices with a Montessori philosophy.

Memory care worker pleads guilty to abuse after co-worker records her interactions with resident

Memory care worker pleads guilty to abuse after co-worker records her interactions with resident

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A caregiver at a Minnesota assisted living community pleaded guilty to abuse of a vulnerable adult last week after a co-worker recorded her on a cellphone taunting, restraining and swearing at a resident with dementia.

Researchers use virtual reality to help develop dementia test

Researchers use virtual reality to help develop dementia test

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Scientists are asking the players of virtual reality games to play a free game to help them better understand dementia, with the goal of developing a diagnostic test. A mobile version is available, too.

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.

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Mock fire, real prep

Roanoke, VA

A recent fire and disaster response drill at Friendship helped with staff and responder preparedness.