Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

Frontline staff effective in reducing antipsychotic use: study

Frontline staff effective in reducing antipsychotic use: study

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.

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

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

Benzodiazepines increase risk of pneumonia in people with dementia: study

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.

More news for Friday, April 7

Governors' proposed budgets for FY 2018: Focus on Medicaid and other health priorities ... To help ward off Alzheimer's, think before you eat ... 'This is serious neglect,' woman says after installing secret camera in father's room ... Senior living worker faces up to 15 years in prison for stealing from residents ... Assisted living facility fined $15,000 after 'plague' of bed bugs

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

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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Edie Dombal and Rich Cirelli both volunteer at Cedar Crest retirement community's TV studio, and now they have something else in common: each other.

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