Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

3 approaches may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia

3 approaches may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia

Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people who have high blood pressure, and increased exercise may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, according to a report released Thursday. But there's a catch.

New diagnosis, treatment guidelines issued for dementia with Lewy bodies

New diagnosis, treatment guidelines issued for dementia with Lewy bodies

The Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium has issued new guidelines for diagnosing and treating dementia with Lewy bodies.

More news for Tuesday, June 20

Senate GOP considers deeper Medicaid cuts than House bill ... The Senate is close to a healthcare bill, but do Republicans have the votes? ... FDA approves MRSA drug ... Cleveland Clinic receives NIH grant to establish national consortium for studying Lewy body dementia ... Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won't take the family heirlooms

More news for Monday, June 19

Senior living community names resident with dementia 'Employee of the Month' ... Senior living sculpture will celebrate generations ... Residents may lose entry fees in assisted living community receivership ... Two years later: Marshall Square property sold, development ahead ... Sixth graders collaborate with senior living residents to design assistive devices

Chronic pain associated with dementia, new study finds

Chronic pain associated with dementia, new study finds

Chronic pain is correlated with memory decline and dementia later in life, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Education will help address memory care supplement issues: GAO

Education will help address memory care supplement issues: GAO

Do you know of any senior living residents taking supplements believing that they will prevent memory-related diseases? If so, a new report from the Government Accountability Office suggests that they would benefit from being educated by the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission about federal oversight of such products.

More news for Friday, June 16

Alzheimer's affects twice as many people as estimated ... Statins may not be used for protection against Parkinson's disease ... Liquid laundry detergent pods pose lethal risk for adults with dementia ... Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel disease ... Being overweight linked to longer life in older adults with diabetes

You'll never find a better investment opportunity than this

You'll never find a better investment opportunity than this

An event happening next week is worthy of your most valuable asset — your time.

More news for Thursday, June 15

As rural America faces an onslaught of Alzheimer's, states look to radical ways to help ... Restaurant employs waiters with dementia, and you never know what you're getting

McKnight's Senior Living's Online Expo is next week

McKnight's Senior Living's Online Expo is next week

McKnight's Senior Living's inaugural online expo will be next Tuesday, June 20. The event will include three webinars and a virtual trade show. Those who attend the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.

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June 21

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association during June, which is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.