Dementia / Alzheimer's
Public health departments can be resources for senior living communities to improve the lives of residents with dementia as well as the lives of staff members, according to the authors of the “Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map,” released Thursday by the CDC and the Alzheimer’s Association.
The top five spots on Argentum’s list of largest senior living operators in 2018 remain unchanged from 2017, but the list contains some additions from last year.
Investigators knew that the disease produces hallmark clumps of defective, misfolded proteins that build up in the brain.
Resident-centered memory care helps us create an environment where each resident lives life to the fullest and experiences moments of joy every day.
Dementia care managers may be able to use a technique called “goal attainment scaling,” or GAS, to help those with dementia set personal health goals and measure whether they are meeting them, according to a study newly published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
An appropriations “minibus” funding bill that includes a $425 million increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding at the National Institutes of Health is headed for the White House after being passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.
The number of people in the United States with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is expected to double by 2060, according to a study published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sixteen assisted living operators across 12 states and the nation’s capital have signed on to help test an Alzheimer’s Association program that could enhance the care of residents with dementia.
Breathing polluted air may lead to dementia later in life, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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!