Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

Art program has positive effects on residents, staff, community relations

Art program has positive effects on residents, staff, community relations

When Jewish Home Family adopted an economical art program, it improved the well-being of our residents, gave new perspectives to our staff and bolstered our community relations.

Hasbro's Joy for All brand acquired by Ageless Innovation

Hasbro's Joy for All brand acquired by Ageless Innovation

A group of former Hasbro employees has launched Ageless Innovation LLC, buying Hasbro's Joy for All line of animatronic pets with plans to develop additional products to stimulate and foster meaningful connections for older adults.

Five Star takes steps to mitigate effects of memory care occupancy challenges

Five Star takes steps to mitigate effects of memory care occupancy challenges

Five Star Senior Living is taking several steps to manage revenue in light of continuing occupancy challenges from new competitors on the private-pay side of its business, especially in memory care, executives said Tuesday on a first quarter earnings call.

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo set for June 13

McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo set for June 13

Registration is now open for the second annual McKnight's Senior Living Online Expo, where attendees can earn up to three continuing education credits and interact with several companies serving the industry. The event will be held Wednesday, June 13.

Anthem making progress under LTC Properties' watchful eye

Anthem making progress under LTC Properties' watchful eye

Anthem Memory Care continues to make progress on community occupancy and leadership stability, LTC Properties' Chairman, President and CEO Wendy Simpson said Thursday during a first-quarter 2018 earnings call

'Smart' dresser under development could help those with dementia dress alone

'Smart' dresser under development could help those with dementia dress alone

A "smart" dresser that has been tested in the lab ultimately could help people with dementia get dressed with automated help and nobody else in the same room.

Top 10 safety and security considerations when designing a senior living community

Top 10 safety and security considerations when designing a senior living community

Giving attention to the safety and security of your senior living community will have a powerful, positive effect on resident satisfaction.

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

It's quite something to see the 10-year progression of Alzheimer's disease in one person collapsed into a 13-minute TV segment.

Antipsychotic drug use increasing in assisted living, AARP says

Antipsychotic drug use increasing in assisted living, AARP says

Although the off-label use of antipsychotic medications has decreased in nursing home residents who have dementia, it has increased in those with dementia who live in assisted living communities or at home, according to an analysis of insurance claims data released today by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

38 senators call for more Alzheimer's funding

38 senators call for more Alzheimer's funding

Thirty-eight senators have asked leaders of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to make increased funding for Alzheimer's disease a priority in their appropriations for fiscal year 2019.

In Focus

May 16

Bringing in the outdoors

Hollidaysburg, PA 

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence continuing care retirement community recently hosted an outdoor show, "Marching into the Woods."

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