Alzheimer's

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

Seeing is believing when it comes to Alzheimer's effects

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

38 senators call for more Alzheimer's funding

38 senators call for more Alzheimer's funding

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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.

New Alzheimer's definition will 'dramatically' increase those thought to have disease

New Alzheimer's definition will 'dramatically' increase those thought to have disease

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A proposed new definition of Alzheimer's disease unveiled Tuesday represents "a major evolution in how we think about Alzheimer's," according to the Alzheimer's Association, but it will "increase dramatically" the number of people considered to have the disease, according to one researcher involved in its development.

Dementia, affordable housing advocates cheer spending bill provisions

Dementia, affordable housing advocates cheer spending bill provisions

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Supporters of Alzheimer's disease-related health promotion, dementia research, falls prevention and affordable housing are cheering provisions contained in a $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page fiscal year 2018 spending bill released Wednesday evening.

Alzheimer's costs expected to increase by $20 billion this year

Alzheimer's costs expected to increase by $20 billion this year

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The national cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias is projected to increase $20 billion this year compared with last year, totaling more than $277 billion in 2018, according to a report released Tuesday by the Alzheimer's Association.

Sleepiness, Alzheimer's linked in study

Sleepiness, Alzheimer's linked in study

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Are your residents who do not have dementia excessively sleepy during the daytime? If so, then they may be at risk for an increased accumulation of a brain protein that is a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease.

Great Minds Gala to honor actress, chef

Actress Marcia Gay Harden and chef Madison Cowan will be among those honored March 19 by LeadingAge and Integrace at the Great Minds Gala. Two additional awards also will be bestowed.

How to improve the quality of life for those with dementia and their caregivers

How to improve the quality of life for those with dementia and their caregivers

We have an opportunity to improve the quality of life of those with dementia and the selfless loved ones who take care of them every day.

Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

Memory care will be big growth area in 2018, senior living leaders predict

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Memory care will be the biggest growth area in senior living and long-term care in 2018, predict executives participating in Lancaster Pollard's "2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey," the results of which were released Tuesday.

Brookdale associates, partners raise $2.1 million for Alzheimer's

Brookdale associates, partners raise $2.1 million for Alzheimer's

Brookdale Senior Living associates and partners together raised $2.1 million for the Alzheimer's Association in 2017, according to the company.

More news for Thursday, Feb. 8

CMS answers FAQs related to HCBS Medicaid beneficiaries with dementia ... AHCA/NCAL and ACHCA partner for administrator credentialing, including assisted living ... Senate funding bill contains $2 billion for NIH, including Alzheimer's research ... VA considers restricting eligibility for caregivers program

CDC data show how small, large assisted living communities differ

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A data brief published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics sheds light on the differences between smaller and larger assisted living communities regarding the types of ADL assistance residents need, health conditions they have, payment source and more.

Senators ask president for more Alzheimer's funding

Senators ask president for more Alzheimer's funding

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A group of 14 senators led by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), founder and co-chair of the Senate Alzheimer's Task Force, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Wednesday asked President Trump to boost funding allocated for Alzheimer's research in the fiscal year 2019 budget request he is expected to release later this month.

Alzheimer's Association releases new memory care recommendations

Alzheimer's Association releases new memory care recommendations

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Nonphysician caregivers in assisted living communities, nursing homes and other long-term care and community care settings are the intended audience for new dementia care practice recommendations released Thursday by the Alzheimer's Association.

More news for Wednesday, Jan. 10

Senior living and other employers brace for loss of immigrant workforce ... Why Louisville is becoming America's aging capital ... Bill to support family caregivers heads to president's desk ... 2018's hottest tech trend might be gadgets for old people ... Axovant no longer will develop lead dementia drug

Pfizer to end Alzheimer's, Parkinson's research

Pfizer to end Alzheimer's, Parkinson's research

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Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced that it will end its research and development programs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's treatments and "re-allocate funding to those areas where we have strong scientific leadership and that will allow us to provide the greatest impact for patients."

Cruise set for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers

Cruise set for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers

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A cruise ship may seem an improbable setting for a conference for professional and family caregivers and those with early-stage Alzheimer's disease or dementia. In September, however, Holland America's MS Eurodam will take such travelers to Alaska while educating them about the condition and its care.

The best of times and the worst of times: Dementia care today

The best of times and the worst of times: Dementia care today

Therapeutic environments that benefit people with dementia embrace meaningful and innovative activities, good communication, skilled problem-solving around behaviors challenging for staff, and excellent staff training. Consider adopting several of these contemporary best practices in your community.

Your favorite columns of 2017

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An examination of analytics reveals which business challenges were top topics of interest for McKnight's Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2017. Here's a chance to revisit our most popular columns of the year or to read them for the first time.

Hearing loss a possible sign of Alzheimer's

Hearing loss a possible sign of Alzheimer's

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Senior living residents who experience age-related hearing loss may be at a higher risk for dementia and cognitive decline, Irish researchers have found.

There's a new way to help stamp out Alzheimer's

There's a new way to help stamp out Alzheimer's

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Whether you buy stamps at your local post office or online, you now have the opportunity to help lick dementia at the same time.

Are you ready for an Alzheimer's breakthrough?

Are you ready for an Alzheimer's breakthrough?

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Some treatments for Alzheimer's may be available by 2020. If so, the U.S. healthcare system may not be prepared, according to a new study.

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

Bill Gates sets aside $100 million for Alzheimer's research

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Billionaire Bill Gates announced he will invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund. The venture capital fund links targets the disease by coordinating public and private-sector efforts.

Americans not prepared for Alzheimer's: poll

Americans not prepared for Alzheimer's: poll

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More than half of respondents to a recent poll about Alzheimer's disease greatly underestimated the costs of long-term care.

Take two Bunny Hops and call me in the morning

Take two Bunny Hops and call me in the morning

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As drug companies invest millions of dollars to find Alzheimer's treatments, one research team is dancing to a different drummer. Actually, dancing to a drummer could be part of its investigation.

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

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Virtual reality appears to spark memories and improve mood and health among senior living residents, according to recent tests of proprietary technology.

People in the news, Oct. 24

People in the news, Oct. 24

Appointments at CareServ, Dominion Senior Living, Erickson Living, Hebrew SeniorLife, Reemo Health and Watercrest Senior Living Group.

Delayed word processing a possible sign of pending Alzheimer's

Delayed word processing a possible sign of pending Alzheimer's

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An inability to process words quickly may be a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, British investigators have found.

Alzheimer's in danger of straining public funding: report

Alzheimer's in danger of straining public funding: report

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Social and demographic trends combined with an expected increase in the incidence of Alzheimer's diseases due to the growing size of the aging population are in danger of colliding to strain local, state and federal budgets, according to the author of a report released Wednesday that was commissioned by USAgainstAlzheimer's.

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

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Three years after Glen Campbell received his Alzheimer's diagnosis, his wife, Kim, didn't know that memory care communities existed. Now she's on a mission to ensure that other family caregivers of those with dementia don't find themselves in the same position.

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May 16

$3 million milestone

Parkville, FL 

Oak Crest recently passed the $3 million mark in the amount of scholarship funds the community has awarded to employees over the past 22 years.