Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

Isakson Living brings new memory care approach to U.S.

Isakson Living brings new memory care approach to U.S.

Park Springs Health Services in Stone Mountain, GA, has opened the first Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Household Model of Care in the United States.

Blocking a key enzyme may help reverse memory loss

Interfering with the enzyme that blocks communication between brain cells may help reverse Alzheimer's-related memory loss, MIT researchers have found.

Fidget spinners show promise in addressing dementia symptoms

Fidget spinners show promise in addressing dementia symptoms

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.

Executive's case pending as memory care community cook found guilty of rape

Executive's case pending as memory care community cook found guilty of rape

A former memory care community cook whose case was highlighted in a CNN report earlier this year was found guilty Thursday of raping a resident who told authorities that the sex was consensual. A case against an executive at the community, related to her handling of the matter, is pending.

Stand-alone memory care properties challenge LTC Properties in second quarter

Stand-alone memory care properties challenge LTC Properties in second quarter

LTC Properties has issued a default notice to the primary operator of stand-alone memory care communities in its portfolio and is planning to transition two properties away from the other operator of stand-alone memory care communities in its portfolio.

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.

Glen Campbell remembered; documentary to air Wednesday

Glen Campbell remembered; documentary to air Wednesday

Wednesday, HLN will broadcast an encore presentation of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me," the network announced hours after Campbell's death on Tuesday. The documentary has a special connection to senior living providers.

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

REIT investments suggest a healthy future for senior living

REIT investments suggest a healthy future for senior living

Back-to-back earnings calls Friday morning suggested a healthy future for senior living operators, as two large public healthcare real estate investment trusts relayed the growing place that senior living has in their portfolios.

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Aug. 16

'Pet therapy on steroids'

Chesterfield, MI

It was "pet therapy on steroids" when a special visitor recently roamed the halls of The Village of East Harbor, according to Administrator Carolyn Martin.