Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

2 caregivers charged with felonies after resident freezes to death

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.

More news for Tuesday, March 21

Ryan: Healthcare bill must do more for older people ... Here's the prescription that Ben Carson needs to write for HUD ... End-of-life planning talks often fail to communicate goals ... Vitamin E, selenium supplements did not prevent dementia

National study of cognitive therapy begins at senior living communities

National study of cognitive therapy begins at senior living communities

Can a cognitive rehabilitation therapy from Japan alleviate symptoms such as apathy and depressed mood and improve quality of life and cognitive and physical functioning in older adults who have mild to moderate dementia? Nine senior living communities are helping researchers find out.

More news for Friday, March 10

Senate advances Trump's Medicaid, Medicare pick ... Opinion: How the Republicans' Obamacare replacement puts Medicaid in jeopardy ... American Health Care Act passes through another House committee ... Appeals court wrestles with new joint-employer definition ... Medicaid block grants and federalism: Lessons from Canada ... Tooth loss linked to an increased risk of dementia

More news for Wednesday, March 8

AHCA/NCAL says Seema Verma 'pragmatic leader we need at CMS' ... Alzheimer's $259 billion cost could break Medicare ... Head injuries can lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's ... Parkinson's decline slowed with extended MAO-B inhibitors ... Resident reportedly falls out window of assisted living community ... What Van Halen can teach us about the care of older adults

More news for Monday, March 6

Mystery traders made millions illegally on Softbank-Fortress deal, SEC says ... Sensory room improves quality of life for those with dementia ... One man's quest to embrace his Alzheimer's disease ... Sens. Warren and Grassley: Over-the-counter hearing aids — the path forward

More news for Tuesday, Feb. 28

Sens. Collins, McCaskill urge Senate Banking Committee to consider Senior$afe Act of 2017 ... Alzheimer's drug prescribed "off-label" for mild cognitive impairment could pose risk for some ... Digital toolkit aims to prevent falls among the elderly ... Men with higher cognitive ability better at taking heart medication

Brookdale raises $2 million to fight Alzheimer's disease

Brookdale raises $2 million to fight Alzheimer's disease

Brookdale Senior Living employees, residents, family members and business partners raised more than $2 million for Alzheimer's disease in 2016, the third consecutive year they've generated more than $1 million in donations, according to the company.

More news for Thursday, Feb. 16

Crash test dummies are being altered to match aging, heavier population ... Alzheimer's outlook far from bleak ... Seven couples renew vows at assisted living community for Valentine's Day

Construction, renovation plans outweigh buying, selling in 2017: survey

Construction, renovation plans outweigh buying, selling in 2017: survey

Senior living construction and renovation projects, especially in assisted living and memory care, are on the rise, whereas efforts to buy or sell existing properties have waned, according to the findings of a new survey by Lancaster Pollard released Tuesday.

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March 16

A wee bit o' fun

San Antonio

Poet's Walk San Antonio had an early St. Patrick's Day celebration on Wednesday.

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