Dementia

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

Dementia, stroke risk linked with diet soda consumption

Dementia, stroke risk linked with diet soda consumption

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People who drink at least one artificially sweetened beverage a day could have almost three times the risk of developing dementia or stroke compared with those who drink such beverages less than once a week, according to new research. And switching to beverages sweetened with sugar isn't necessarily better for the brain.

Frontline staff effective in reducing antipsychotic use: study

Frontline staff effective in reducing antipsychotic use: study

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The off-label use of antipsychotic medication to treat cognitively impaired residents can be significantly reduced by training frontline staff members to recognize that individuals may exhibit challenging behaviors when trying to communicate about their unmet needs, according to the results of a newly published study.

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.

Benzodiazepines increase risk of pneumonia in people with dementia: study

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People who have dementia and take benzodiazepines are at a 30% increased risk of developing pneumonia compared with those with dementia taking Z-drugs and those taking neither type of medication, according to a study published Monday.

Public has mixed views about end-of-life care for those with dementia

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Support exists for both life-sustaining interventions and for measures to enable peaceful death for those with dementia and other progressive neurologic illnesses, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.

A move toward a more inclusive society

A move toward a more inclusive society

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What do dementia and Parkinson's disease have to do with professional basketball? Read on.

Senior living community penalized after resident with dementia elopes, dies

Senior living community penalized after resident with dementia elopes, dies

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A North Carolina senior living community has been told not to accept new residents after a resident with dementia wandered away from the community and later was found dead. The community also has been told that its licensure status will be downgraded to provisional unless it can demonstrate compliance.

Husband says he killed wife with dementia at her request, police report states

Husband says he killed wife with dementia at her request, police report states

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A Florida man has been charged with premeditated homicide after he reportedly shot and killed his wife, who lived in an assisted living community and had dementia. The man told police that his wife had asked him to kill her, according to the arrest report.

Calendar app could help with mild dementia issues

Calendar app could help with mild dementia issues

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Smartphone apps such as Google Calendar may be able to help some people who have mild dementia, suggests a case study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

2 caregivers charged with felonies after resident freezes to death

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Two former caregivers at a Michigan assisted living community are facing felony charges after a resident with dementia exited the building and froze to death.

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In Focus

June 21

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association during June, which is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.