Dementia/Alzheimer's

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Dementia / Alzheimer's

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Omnibus bill includes $3.1 billion for dementia research

The $1.4 trillion appropriations omnibus spending bill advanced by congressional leaders on Monday includes an increase of more than $300 million in funding for dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2021. With this increase, annual funding for NIH research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias would top $3.1 billion.
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91 groups, individuals praise bipartisan Alzheimer’s-related efforts in Senate

Twenty-seven organizations and 64 individuals told Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) that they are “particularly encouraged” by the lawmakers’ recommendation that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation create and test alternative payment and coordinated care models targeting Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease.
Milken Institute panel on disparities in dementia care

Recommendations to reduce disparities in dementia care due in 2021

Final recommendations on ways to reduce disparities in dementia, which were developed during a stakeholder roundtable sponsored by the Milken Institute Alliance to Improve Dementia Care, will be released in the first quarter of 2021, Nora Super, executive director of the Alliance and senior director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, said Tuesday.

Business briefs for Wednesday, Dec. 2

PA governor vetoes bill giving senior living and care organizations limited liability protections … Americans’ feelings of financial security remains at pre-pandemic levels: survey … Older adults with dementia often miss bill payments 6 years before diagnosis: study … Nashville, TN, senior living community plans $75M expansion … CareTrust REIT extends $15M mezzanine loan to Next Healthcare for 9-property Virginia SNF acquisition … ESI arranges $9.6M sale of Pennsylvania skilled nursing facility

Falls may be an Alzheimer’s precursor, study finds

Alzheimer’s brain changes may be the culprit when an older person with no known cognitive decline has a fall, according to a new study. These falls tend to occur about five years before memory loss and confusion arise, the researchers say.
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Memory care initial rates average 8.5% below average asking rate: NIC

Average initial rates for residents moving into independent living, assisted living and memory care segments were below average asking rates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with monthly spreads generally largest for memory care. That’s according to the second quarter Seniors Housing Actual Rates Report released Tuesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care’s NIC MAP Data Service.
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HHS extends Medicaid provider CARES Act funding application deadline — again; House passes HUD spending bill with $4.6 billion bump

The Department of Health and Human Services is extending until Aug. 28 the deadline for eligible state Medicaid providers, including assisted living operators, to apply for monies from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund. The announcement came on the same day that the House passed a fiscal year 2021 spending bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development that represents a $4.6 billion increase over HUD’s FY20 enacted funding level.