Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

High blood pressure may protect 'oldest old' from dementia: study

High blood pressure may protect 'oldest old' from dementia: study

Older adults who develop high blood pressure later in life have a lower risk of dementia after age 90, especially if they develop hypertension at or after age 80, according to the results of a new study.

Tablet computers help manage agitation in people with dementia: study

Tablet computers help manage agitation in people with dementia: study

Tablet computers are safe and potentially effective in managing agitation among people with dementia, according to the results of a small pilot study in press by the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

More news for Friday, Jan. 6

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Dementia more common in people who live near highways

Dementia more common in people who live near highways

People who live near major state or interstate highways have a greater risk of developing dementia than those who live farther away, according to a new study of 6.6 million people.

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'Sniff test' can help diagnose early Alzheimer's: study

'Sniff test' can help diagnose early Alzheimer's: study

Administering a simple "sniff test" can enhance the accuracy of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and the mild cognitive impairment that often progresses to dementia, according to the results of a newly published study.

More news for Thursday, Dec. 22

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CMS provides long-awaited guidance about HCBS for those with dementia

Person-centered care plans, staffing, activities and environmental design are the keys for residential and adult day settings seeking reimbursement for services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries of home- and community-based services who exhibit unsafe wandering or exit-seeking behavior, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in recently published FAQs.

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More news for Tuesday, Dec. 20

CMS announces Medicare-Medicaid ACO model ... Frequent sauna bathing protects men against dementia ... Researchers combat antimicrobial resistance using smartphones ... The growing need for senior housing in China ... Salk scientists reverse signs of aging ... Senior living resident found dead of apparent exposure

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Merry marriage

Tyrone, PA

It was a first for the Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone — a wedding held on site.

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