Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

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

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

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

An Alzheimer's success story that defies the odds

An Alzheimer's success story that defies the odds

I was heartened to see a recent study that actually seems to have generated measurable success in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia staffing challenges vary between care settings, study finds

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.

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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

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

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

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Raising the bar

Knoxville, TN

Former Life Care Centers of America President and CEO Tom Winston has earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee at age 73.

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