Dementia / Alzheimer's
Poor-quality sleep could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to the findings of a new study, published Jan. 9 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
A bipartisan bill that authorizes $100 million in funding over five years to create a new public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease is headed to the president’s desk after being passed Wednesday night by the House of Representatives.
A new report from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety describes the top four security and safety concerns in assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities and CCRCs, as well as ways to mitigate risk.
Thirty Alzheimer’s disease research projects will be funded with $4.8 million in funding announced Monday by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the state Department of Health, and some of the efforts will involve assisted living communities.
The Senate has unanimously approved the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act.
A story appearing in Thursday’s New York Times delivers a largely unflattering assessment of the nation’s assisted living communities. The piece suggests that the sector is growing too rapidly for adequate regulatory oversight to keep pace.
Combination therapy likely will yield the most impressive results, according to researchers from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation in New York.
Real estate investment trust Welltower has enlisted a group of senior living operators, academics, industry representatives and adult children of residents to develop care quality standards for its assisted living and memory care community operators that could be used across the industry.
A bipartisan bill that would authorize $100 million in funding over five years to create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease was passed unanimously by the Senate Health Committee on Thursday.
An Alzheimer’s vaccine that could reduce dementia by half? Researchers at the University of Texas are saying such an outcome just might be possible, in the wake of results from an experimental vaccine.
It has been said that music can soothe the savage beast. Apparently, it can do some good things for those with dementia as well.
The 25th anniversary of the Helen Bader Center at Ovation Communities has prompted a look back on past dementia care and thoughts about where future studies will take us.
Older adults with untreated hearing loss have a greater risk of dementia, depression, falls, hospitalization, rehospitalization and ER visits, according to newly published research.
Long-term exercise can reduce the risk of falls for older adults who have Alzheimer’s disease plus neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety, according to a newly published study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
People with Alzheimer’s disease who were treated with diabetes drugs showed considerably fewer symptoms, Mount Sinai researchers have found.
Loneliness — feeling socially isolated even if one is not actually socially isolated — increases a person’s risk of dementia by 40%, regardless of gender, race and other factors, according to newly released study results.
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.