Dementia / Alzheimer's
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.
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A robot named Pepper is being eyed as a solution to addressing overwhelmed frontline healthcare workers and older adults living in assisted living communities experiencing loneliness due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new in-home respite program provides family caregivers access to free, short-term relief with the help of in-home care professionals. Created by the East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance, the program provides 20 hours of in-home service to Eligible caregivers in the alliance’s 14-county area.
Several senior living companies were part of a roundtable that helped researchers identify five areas of change and developed person-centered practical solutions to address the unmet needs of people with dementia. The results of their work appear in the November issue of JAMDA, the journal of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
During the late stages of her husband’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Kim Campbell said she “truly feared I was going to become the second victim of the disease.”
Alzheimer’s brain changes may be the culprit when an older person with no known cognitive decline has a fall, according to a new study. These falls tend to occur about five years before memory loss and confusion arise, the researchers say.
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More than half of the operators with memory care units saw September move-ins increase — the biggest jump within this sector since the pandemic began. That’s according to data collected from the most recent Executive Survey results from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
Average initial rates for residents moving into independent living, assisted living and memory care segments were below average asking rates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with monthly spreads generally largest for memory care. That’s according to the second quarter Seniors Housing Actual Rates Report released Tuesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care’s NIC MAP Data Service.
The Department of Health and Human Services is extending until Aug. 28 the deadline for eligible state Medicaid providers, including assisted living operators, to apply for monies from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund. The announcement came on the same day that the House passed a fiscal year 2021 spending bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development that represents a $4.6 billion increase over HUD’s FY20 enacted funding level.
Directors of assisted living / personal care in retirement homes enjoyed a 2.95% average salary increase from 2019 to 2020, with pay rising from $74,934 in 2019 to $77,142 in 2020, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2020-2021,” released Tuesday.