Dementia / Alzheimer's
As legislators in her home state of Minnesota passed a landmark bill related to assisted living and memory care, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, seeking to win the Democratic nomination in the race for president, discussed her family’s experience with the settings at a campaign event in New Hampshire.
With help from senior living residents and caregivers, researchers are redesigning a robotic pet to offer expanded capabilities. They hope to have a product ready for market next year.
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.
By finding ways to prevent connection losses, the disease progression potentially could be delayed or even reversed, experts said.
The list was derived from interviews and hands-on workshops at adult day centers for those living with dementia.
A simple blood test might reveal whether medications being used to treat Alzheimer’s disease are actually working, scientists have found.
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.
The 15-year-old Green House Project will make its “Best Life” dementia care training and education program available to memory care, assisted living and skilled nursing providers operating outside of the Green House model, the nonprofit organization announced Monday.
Occupancy may be on the way up from the bottom for both stand-alone memory care communities and other memory care units, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. The sector still faces some challenges, however.
Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University announced plans to merge on Wednesday in an effort to “create a next-generation academic healthcare system” that would include long-term care facilities and research in Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related areas.
Utah’s Silver Alert program, designed to help locate older adults with dementia who are missing, was signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert on March 21 and is expected to go into effect later this year.
Last week in a blog post, Bill Gates shared some exciting ways that Alzheimer’s disease might be diagnosed in the future.
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 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.
Preliminary results of studies on the effectiveness of 3-D presentations at senior living communities in the United States and Canada are promising.
Elmcroft Senior Living is helping researchers determine whether a robot-guided video game can help slow dementia progression by encouraging older adults to exercise and socialize. The technology also may provide an answer to caregiver shortages.
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.
How we care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as the disease progresses, and the management of the behaviors associated with this progression, are issues of growing concern.
The latest tool in the fight against Alzheimer’s might be a cup of tea and a slice of carrot cake. Researchers at the University of California recently found that compounds in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice.
“If all four dementia causes were counted together, dementia would have been the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2017,” according to the authors of a new report.