Dementia / Alzheimer's / Memory Care

Benzodiazepines identified as latest Alzheimer's risk

Benzodiazepines identified as latest Alzheimer's risk

Benzodiazepine use may modestly increase the odds your residents will get Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

Healthcare professionals who treat adults in Massachusetts will be required to undergo training related to Alzheimer's disease under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker.

Ohio task force recommends new dementia training requirements

Ohio task force recommends new dementia training requirements

Memory care communities in Ohio would face new employee training requirements, and "respite care" would get a new definition, if a task force's recommendations become law.

Senior Star installs technology to benefit residents with dementia

Senior Star installs technology to benefit residents with dementia

Senior Star has become the first senior living community in the country to purchase and install BikeAround, a stationary, individually adjustable assistive bike that is paired with Google Street View to provide cognitive and physical benefits to residents.

Memo to memory care communities: Don't bogart that medicine, and lighten up

Memo to memory care communities: Don't bogart that medicine, and lighten up

Could synthetic marijuana and bright lights be the next big things in dementia care? New findings revealed at the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference in Chicago suggest both soon might be more prevalent in senior living communities.

Admirable Alzheimer's awareness efforts

Admirable Alzheimer's awareness efforts

Senior living communities and organizations across the country are raising awareness and funding for Alzheimer's. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Providers to share dementia-care insights at new roundtable

Providers to share dementia-care insights at new roundtable

Dementia care providers and thought leaders from across the country will share insights and advice Thursday in Chicago during a first-ever Dementia Care Provider Roundtable.

Music therapy: Passive better than active for those with dementia, study finds

Music therapy: Passive better than active for those with dementia, study finds

Listening to music appears to be more effective in reducing agitation, behavioral symptoms and anxiety for older adults with dementia than does their singing or playing along with music, according to a new study.

CDC: 14% of those 75+ have early symptom of Alzheimer's

CDC: 14% of those 75+ have early symptom of Alzheimer's

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.

Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

frame, a company offering cloud-based, customizable digital content management and display systems for senior living communities, has announced an advancement for its digital memory boxes.

In Focus

Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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