Dementia / Alzheimer's
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.
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.