Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

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.

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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.

Senators call for more Alzheimer's funding

Senators call for more Alzheimer's funding

Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and 10 other senators, in a bipartisan letter Friday, urged President Donald Trump to increase current funding for Alzheimer's disease research in his fiscal year 2018 budget request.

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Transition game

Transition game

For many residents, getting into and out of bathtubs can be fraught with danger. Fortunately, advancements in product design and workplace solutions make the transition less problematic.

A blended approach

A blended approach

As demand escalates for memory support services in the senior living sector, operators are finding that effective engagement combines high touch and high tech.

More news for Thursday, Feb. 2

Trump's Supreme Court pick may mean trouble for CMS, healthcare regs ... Senate Republicans approve Price for HHS post ... The link between sleep and cognitive impairment in elderly ... Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women

Brain-stimulating activities can lower risk of mild cognitive impairment

Brain-stimulating activities can lower risk of mild cognitive impairment

Playing games, making crafts, using a computer and engaging in social activities can help older adults decrease the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, according to research published Monday.

Alzheimer's film: Not many surprises for you, but maybe some for general public

Alzheimer's film: Not many surprises for you, but maybe some for general public

Those who care for residents with Alzheimer's disease every day shouldn't expect many surprises from a new PBS documentary, "Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts." But you still may wish to see it.

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Feb. 10

Snow fun

Princeton, NJ

Residents of Brandywine Living at Princeton in New Jersey ranging in age from 88 to 94 had a little outside fun after a snowstorm blasted the Northeast on Feb. 9.

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