Dementia / Alzheimer's
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.
For senior living communities already offering quality dementia services, working in concert with providers offering precision medicine solutions could be the next step in the evolution of state-of-the-art dementia care.
Use of telemedicine can decrease emergency department use by independent living and assisted living residents for their acute illnesses, according to a study newly published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
A new study examining the differences between residents with moderately severe dementia who live in residential care settings, such as retirement communities and assisted living, and those who live in nursing homes or at home suggests actions those in senior living can take to benefit their residents, the lead author tells McKnight’s Senior Living.
Older and middle-aged adults who are socially active appear to be at lower risk of developing dementia, according to new research.
People at risk for Alzheimer’s disease vary in how quickly cognitive decline may occur. But a new model predicts cognition test scores for up to two years and may lead to improving what medications are prescribed.
Scientifically researched training tools offer assurances that do-it-yourself and knock-off training programs cannot ensure.
Existing measures are missing some of the costs to society associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, information that will be critical to policymakers as they make decisions related to treatment and research funding and other issues, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
S.B. 827 adds dementia training to the continuing education component for physicians and nurses in Connecticut, and S.B. 832 facilitates easier public access to the databases used for background checks of those working with the elderly.
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.