Dementia / Alzheimer's
An artificial intelligence-enabled camera system helped senior living communities reduce visits from emergency medical teams by 75% and visits to emergency departments by 80% by detecting falls among residents living with dementia, according to the results of a pilot study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.
Heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease were the three leading causes of death for those aged 85 or more years in 2017, according to a newly released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New studies by Affinity Living Group and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill aim to use light to reduce the number of falls or amount of agitation in residents living with dementia.
In the field of aging services today, a confluence of factors is creating an imperative to move the needle toward more forward-thinking dementia care.
As the Thrive Senior Living name disappears from real estate investment trust LTC Properties’ portfolio, the Atlanta-based operator said Tuesday that it is a good time to step away from stand-alone memory care communities, which company leaders now view as “insufficient” to meet resident needs.
A vaccine developed by University of New Mexico researchers has shown promise in preventing the formation of the tau tangles in the brain and someday potentially could prevent the cognitive decline typically seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease, they said.
Assisted living residents who receive services from home health agencies are more likely to have cognitive and activity of daily living impairments than people receiving home care in other settings, according to a study recently published in the journal Medical Care Research and Review.
Virtual reality can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than cognitive tests currently considered to be the “gold standard,” suggests a new study published in the journal Brain.
As legislators in her home state of Minnesota passed a landmark bill related to assisted living and memory care, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, seeking to win the Democratic nomination in the race for president, discussed her family’s experience with the settings at a campaign event in New Hampshire.
With help from senior living residents and caregivers, researchers are redesigning a robotic pet to offer expanded capabilities. They hope to have a product ready for market next year.
Participants in a recent poll who had a family history of dementia or who had been a caregiver to someone with dementia were less likely to rate their memories as good, were more likely to worry about developing dementia and were more likely to think they would develop dementia.
By finding ways to prevent connection losses, the disease progression potentially could be delayed or even reversed, experts said.
The list was derived from interviews and hands-on workshops at adult day centers for those living with dementia.
A simple blood test might reveal whether medications being used to treat Alzheimer’s disease are actually working, scientists have found.
Modest rate increases necessitated by imbalances in supply and demand offer senior living operators in some U.S. markets a marketing opportunity if they’re willing to change their thinking, according to executives with Seattle-based A Place for Mom. The senior living referral service has released its latest National Senior Living Cost Index.
The 15-year-old Green House Project will make its “Best Life” dementia care training and education program available to memory care, assisted living and skilled nursing providers operating outside of the Green House model, the nonprofit organization announced Monday.
Occupancy may be on the way up from the bottom for both stand-alone memory care communities and other memory care units, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. The sector still faces some challenges, however.
Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University announced plans to merge on Wednesday in an effort to “create a next-generation academic healthcare system” that would include long-term care facilities and research in Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related areas.
Utah’s Silver Alert program, designed to help locate older adults with dementia who are missing, was signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert on March 21 and is expected to go into effect later this year.
Last week in a blog post, Bill Gates shared some exciting ways that Alzheimer’s disease might be diagnosed in the future.