Dementia / Alzheimer's
Four former U.S. surgeons general are advocating for regular annual cognitive assessments as part of routine check-ups, calling dementia the No. 1 public health crisis.
Managing care of residents with dementia? There’s an app for that … 4 children searched for — and found — missing resident with dementia … Justice Department, AARP, Oak Ridge Boys launch elder fraud awareness campaign
Understanding the role that music can play in minimizing the effects of dementia can help families and caregivers seek out programs that enhance the quality of life of those they love who are living with dementia, scientists say.
Pharmaceutical company Avanir has agreed to pay $96 million to resolve federal False Claims Act allegations that it paid kickbacks and marketed the drug Nuedexta in long-term care communities for the off-label use of treating behaviors associated with dementia.
Days before World Alzheimer’s Day, which was Saturday, some bad news arrived about the search for a treatment. But there still are reasons for hope in the battle against Alzheimer’s.
New research explains why integrated memory care and assisted living communities, with dedicated memory care wings, are a “major trend” among developers and investors.
Exercising several times a week may delay brain deterioration in those who are at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
A “novel, simple and fast-acting” cure for Alzheimer’s disease would be a “medical miracle” but would result in a loss of $16.3 billion in annual revenues for the assisted living industry, according to a new analysis published in the journal Medical Hypotheses.
Oct. 7 is deadline to comment on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft statement on cognitive screening … ‘Revolutionary’ $53 million grant to fund 40 pilots to improve direct Alzheimer’s care … Mediterranean diet linked to lower cognitive decline in U.S. seniors
Recent news is enough to cause any operator, developer or investor to reach for the aspirin. A look at data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, as well as discussions with experts from NIC and elsewhere, however, give hope.
Forget the trope about bickering old couples constantly at war. It turns out that staying married may actually help stave off the effects of depression.
Time is running out to support Alzheimer’s disease research and care through the purchase of a special stamp via the U.S. Postal Service.
Despite a 15% reduction in units over the past year, Brentwood, TN-based Brookdale Senior Living is “still well ahead of the rest of the pack,” holding onto the No. 1 spot on Argentum’s new list of the 140 largest senior living providers, the association said Wednesday.
Seniors with hearing aids less likely to confront dementia, depression and falls … Long-term care insurance groups want federal premium reform, campaign to raise product awareness … Tablet use improves mood for older adults with dementia, caregivers, study finds
Brentwood, TN-based Brookdale Senior Living tops the 2019 ASHA 50 list of largest U.S. senior housing operators, and Toledo, OH-based real estate investment trust Welltower tops this year’s ASHA 50 list of largest owners.
Researchers from Florida State University will use a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to try to discover earlier ways to detect and treat age-related cognitive decline and dementia.
1 year later: An update on the Welltower-ProMedica partnership … New York Times opinion piece says assisted living is “how not to grow old in America” … Drinking coffee may ease tremors in men with Parkinson’s: study … Even starting exercise late in life can help delay age-related frailty … … Illinois Medicaid beneficiaries will have 40 new memory care options
There are several reasons that I don’t believe Alzheimer’s care is where it should be. Here are six.
Eleven senior living operators will participate in a pilot project to test a new dementia education initiative by The Green House Project.
When residents begin to take more naps, it might not just be that they are tired. New research indicates it might be an early warning sign of advancing Alzheimer’s disease.