Topics – Dementia/Alzheimer’s

Dementia / Alzheimer's

Two Alzheimer’s drug trials halted

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.

Boomer poll: Senior living tops home for dementia care

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.

AMDA resolution calls for ‘comfort feeding’ of certain residents with dementia

Members of AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine should adopt a policy of “comfort feeding” for certain residents with dementia rather than honor advance directives that indicate criteria that otherwise would trigger an order to stop feeding them, recommends a resolution passed by the AMDA House of Delegates during the organization’s annual conference.

Memory care directors see 2.73% increase in pay

Memory care program directors, on average, saw a base pay increase of 2.73% in 2018, according the 21st annual “Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report,” recently published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
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Game theory

Do brain games and other fun-based approaches to mental stimulation help reduce Alzheimer’s? Some interesting findings are beginning to emerge.
An older adult tries on a hearing aid as a woman looks on.

What seems like a memory issue may be a hearing issue instead

Senior living residents wondering whether they are experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease may want to schedule a hearing examination to make sure the symptoms aren’t related to hearing loss instead, suggests a study recently published in the Canadian Journal on Aging.