Dementia / Alzheimer's
An Office of Alzheimer’s Disease would be created in Florida under a bill introduced Monday in the state House of Representatives by Rep. Matt Willhite, a Democrat, and Rep. Scott Plakon, a Republican.
An apple a day might keep the doctor away. But a diet rich in olive oil could prevent cognitive impairment.
A “better business model for the diagnosis and care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease” needs to be created, Jason Karlawish, M.D., said Wednesday at a Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health hearing.
A person-centered approach to memory care led to the reduced or discontinued use of off-label antipsychotic medications in more than half of the residents of 53 long-term care communities, including assisted living communities, who participated in a study, the results of which were announced last week.
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Assisted living will figure squarely into the work of a new Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Task Force created in the Buckeye State under S.B. 24, which Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) has signed into law.
Subsidiaries of pharmaceutical company Allergan will pay $750 million to resolve a class action lawsuit from a group of direct purchasers of Alzheimer’s drug Namenda (memantine).
Building a “dementia-capable” workforce across the care continuum is one of five recommendations that could change the trajectory of the disease, which could affect 13 million people and lead to an economic burden of more than $2 trillion over the next 20 years, according to a report released Tuesday by the Milken Institute.
“The whole concept of senior living will change,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday, discussing the news that Biogen and Eisai plan to seek regulatory approval of their investigational treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease, aducanumab.
A Florida company must stop marketing its unapproved cannabidiol products using unsubstantiated claims that the products treat Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions, the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission said in a warning letter released Tuesday.
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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.
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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.
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