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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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.
Older adults who eat a pigment commonly found in leafy greens better retain their skills and knowledge, a new study finds.
Neurotrack Technologies has announced the unveiling of an app that can conduct cognitive decline screenings in as little as five minutes.
Here's yet another reason for senior living organizations to tout the social interaction they provide: such activities may help delay the onset of cognitive decline.
Independent living community residents most likely will be part of a five-year, $21.8 million study of the connection between exercise and memory and brain function as people age, the project's leader tells McKnight's Senior Living.
Volunteering regularly over time appears to decrease older adults' risk of developing cognitive problems, according to a study published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Consuming high amounts of caffeine appears to protect women from developing dementia or cognitive impairment, according to the results of a new study.