Fourteen percent of adults aged 75 or more years have subjective cognitive decline, one of the earliest noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Maintaining good eyesight may help mitigate an age-related decline in cognition, according to a new study in JAMA Ophthalmology.
"Social frailty" has more of an impact on the onset of depression in older adults than does physical frailty or cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the June issue of JAMDA: the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Strong social connections could help preserve memory and improve quality of life for older adults, according to new research. The results suggest programming and marketing opportunities for senior living communities.
Giving attention to the safety and security of your senior living community will have a powerful, positive effect on resident satisfaction.
If you're looking for programming to offer as part of your senior living community's wellness initiative or general activities, then you may be interested in a free toolkit from the federal government.
Residents with cognitive impairment present unique challenges and opportunities for the senior living field.
Implants that deliver deep brain stimulation may help people with Alzheimer's disease retain independence longer, a new study asserts.
Healthy interpersonal relationships help keep aging brains healthy, suggests a new study by Northwestern University researchers.
One of the world's most widely used vegetable oils may contribute to memory loss and learning challenges. And it also could make your residents gain more weight. At least, those are the suggestions in a new study by researchers at Temple University.
IBM and the University of California San Diego on Thursday announced a $16 million, five-year collaboration that will test how artificial intelligence, or AI, can be used to help detect mild cognitive impairment earlier in retirement community residents and other older adults.
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We as an industry must encourage residents to use listening devices so they can better engage in activities and with one another in a meaningful way that will help slow cognitive decline.
A proprietary "brain training" program had no effect on decision-making or cognitive functioning except for basic practice effects in a recent study, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. But it may be useful for something else, they said.
Daily intake of cocoa or chocolate could improve cognitive performance, especially in vulnerable populations such as the elderly, according to a recent review of literature on the topic.
A new "brain training" app could help improve memory for people in the early stages of dementia, according to the results of a recent study.
Results of a new study might create a sense of urgency in both senior living residents and operators regarding sexual expression policies.
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.
Chronic pain is correlated with memory decline and dementia later in life, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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If you'd like to help residents keep their brains fit as they age, you may want to focus on aerobic exercise, not "brain games," suggests Neil Charness, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the Institute for Successful Longevity at Florida State University.
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Hearing loss has been tied to accelerated cognitive decline, poorer physical functioning and higher healthcare costs, and now a new study concludes that the number of Americans who have hearing loss may almost double in the coming decades. Results of a separate new study may support widespread screening for adults, its authors say.
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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.
Meditating or listening to music may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults, according to new research.
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Afternoon naps could improve thinking and memory skills, new research says ... Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults
A diet highlighting fruits, vegetables, olive oil, beans and cereal grains such as wheat and rice helps older adults maintain brain health, according to the results of a new study. Contrary to earlier research, this study found that eating more fish and less meat was not related to changes in the brain.
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.