Topics – Dementia/Alzheimer’s

Dementia / Alzheimer's

Poll: Those with family history have more dementia concerns

Participants in a recent poll who had a family history of dementia or who had been a caregiver to someone with dementia were less likely to rate their memories as good, were more likely to worry about developing dementia and were more likely to think they would develop dementia.

Modest senior living cost growth presents marketing opportunity, experts say

Modest rate increases necessitated by imbalances in supply and demand offer senior living operators in some U.S. markets a marketing opportunity if they’re willing to change their thinking, according to executives with Seattle-based A Place for Mom. The senior living referral service has released its latest National Senior Living Cost Index.

Bill would aid those with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Bipartisan legislation that would amend the Older Americans Act to allow individuals aged less than 60 years who have a diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease to access the support programs of the act was featured Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Two Alzheimer’s drug trials halted

Two late-stage clinical trials of a drug for Alzheimer’s disease have been stopped because they aren’t likely to produce promising results, two companies involved with the research announced Thursday.

Boomer poll: Senior living tops home for dementia care

Older baby boomers’ top choice of where to live if they were to have dementia is a senior living community, according to the results of a new LeadingAge–NORC poll revealed Monday at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The finding, according to LeadingAge, was one of several from the research that challenge commonly held views of baby boomer preferences related to aging.