Dementia / Alzheimer's
Organizations representing assisted living operators in New York are cheering a new pilot program that will subsidize rent for residents with dementia who no longer can afford assisted living.
A resident of a Pullman, WA, independent and assisted living community has committed $1 million in part to try to improve senior living caregivers’ recognition and understanding of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding in fiscal year 2019 at the National Institutes of Health would see a $425 million increase to a total of $2.3 billion under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate.
Cannabis and alcohol abuse accelerate brain aging, according to what is thought to be the largest brain imaging study ever conducted.
Seventy percent of adults who take medication for dementia are taking the drugs longer than deemed appropriate by clinical evidence, increasing the potential for adverse health outcomes and generating unnecessary costs to them and the healthcare system, according to a new study by the AARP Public Policy Institute.
Benzodiazepine use may modestly increase the odds your residents will get Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Memory care unit managers in continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities, saw an average pay increase of 2.75% in 2018, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
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.
Families confront dementia and guns … Record number of those 85+ are working … Aug. 15 hearing scheduled for alleged California senior housing shooter … Operator faces another lawsuit
As we continue to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, caregivers and assisted living facilities have been able to create increasingly sophisticated and tailored solutions to help improve the quality of life for residents.
AARP invests $60 million in dementia and Alzheimer’s research … Defendant sentenced in multimillion dollar telemarketing scam targeting elderly victims
D.C. bill would bar assisted living communities from accepting new residents with dementia … Ohio assisted living communities score an average of 85.2 (out of 100) on resident satisfaction survey