Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

38 senators call for more Alzheimer's funding

38 senators call for more Alzheimer's funding

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

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.

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Dementia, affordable housing advocates cheer spending bill provisions

Dementia, affordable housing advocates cheer spending bill provisions

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.

Memory care 'fiercest' area of competition for Five Star, CEO says

Memory care 'fiercest' area of competition for Five Star, CEO says

Memory care has been the "fiercest" area of competition in private-pay senior living over the past year, Five Star Senior Living President and CEO Bruce Mackey said Wednesday during a fourth quarter and full-year 2017 earnings call.

55% expect no change in value of seniors housing this year

55% expect no change in value of seniors housing this year

Almost 55% of respondents to a survey by professional services firm JLL said they believe that no change will occur in the value of seniors housing over the next year.

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

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

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

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.

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April 18

Spreading thanks

Houston and North Greenbush, NY 

Residents of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a senior living community in Houston, recently held a virtual "gratitude party" for residents of Eastwyck Village of North Greenbush, NY, to thank them for their assistance after Hurricane Harvey.