Dementia / Alzheimer's
A “Senior Scholars” program featuring life plan community residents as “knowledge experts” to educate student nurses about the spectrum of aging issues exemplifies how senior living communities are moving to activities that provide their residents with meaning and purpose.
Creating a standard of dementia training for assisted living and other caregivers is the goal of proposed legislation in Florida, but a senior living organization says that not targeting training by population served is a mistake.
Minimum staffing ratios would be established for assisted living communities with memory care units under a bill being considered by Oregon lawmakers.
Assisted living communities should have a dedicated funding source for COVID-19 testing, tracing and personal protective equipment, the Alzheimer’s Association said in testimony submitted to a senate committee.
Typical activity programming can leave people with dementia on the sidelines, researchers say. Viewing all encounters as opportunities to include and engage with these residents on their own terms can change that dynamic, they found.
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I have been keeping track of some of the conversations I’ve had with nurses and other team members who diligently show up every day to support their residents living in senior communities. Many of them had poignant observations about the residents living with dementia during this pandemic.
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Kentucky is devoting full-time resources to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia under a measure signed into law last week.
Memory care discounts in December were at their highest level since April 2020, and the sector had the largest monthly spread of below-average initial asking rates when compared with independent living and assisted living, NIC reports.
Loretto has focused on memory care for decades, and over the past five years, we embarked on one of the biggest undertakings of our history to create an innovative and yet practical solution to a major social problem.
An ad hoc committee from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine produced a report on how to move dementia care forward by focusing on the well-being of individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
One bill under consideration in the Indiana Legislature would require the state to develop a dementia strategic plan, and another outlines training for first responders who encounter people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Legislation proposed in Kentucky would set minimum training standards for home health agencies caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Our nation’s response to COVID-19 provides a definitive answer about what more can be done for Alzheimer’s disease.
The $1.4 trillion appropriations omnibus spending bill advanced by congressional leaders on Monday includes an increase of more than $300 million in funding for dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2021. With this increase, annual funding for NIH research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias would top $3.1 billion.
Senior living residents are furthering the understanding of aging through pilot programs in their communities even while they cope with the effects of a global pandemic.
Twenty-seven organizations and 64 individuals told Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) that they are “particularly encouraged” by the lawmakers’ recommendation that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation create and test alternative payment and coordinated care models targeting Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease.
Final recommendations on ways to reduce disparities in dementia, which were developed during a stakeholder roundtable sponsored by the Milken Institute Alliance to Improve Dementia Care, will be released in the first quarter of 2021, Nora Super, executive director of the Alliance and senior director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, said Tuesday.
More than 40% of all assisted living communities do not provide mental health services, despite the high prevalence of dementia and depression among residents, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.