Dementia / Alzheimer's
Two late-stage clinical trials of a drug for Alzheimer’s disease have been stopped because they aren’t likely to produce promising results, two companies involved with the research announced Thursday.
Preliminary results of studies on the effectiveness of 3-D presentations at senior living communities in the United States and Canada are promising.
Elmcroft Senior Living is helping researchers determine whether a robot-guided video game can help slow dementia progression by encouraging older adults to exercise and socialize. The technology also may provide an answer to caregiver shortages.
Older baby boomers’ top choice of where to live if they were to have dementia is a senior living community, according to the results of a new LeadingAge–NORC poll revealed Monday at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The finding, according to LeadingAge, was one of several from the research that challenge commonly held views of baby boomer preferences related to aging.
How we care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as the disease progresses, and the management of the behaviors associated with this progression, are issues of growing concern.
The latest tool in the fight against Alzheimer’s might be a cup of tea and a slice of carrot cake. Researchers at the University of California recently found that compounds in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice.
“If all four dementia causes were counted together, dementia would have been the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2017,” according to the authors of a new report.
Members of AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine should adopt a policy of “comfort feeding” for certain residents with dementia rather than honor advance directives that indicate criteria that otherwise would trigger an order to stop feeding them, recommends a resolution passed by the AMDA House of Delegates during the organization’s annual conference.
Less than a third of older adults have ever been assessed for cognitive problems, and only 16% undergo routine cognitive assessments during normal health checkups. So how do we go about the difficult task of getting more people checked out?
Only 28% of older adults have ever been assessed for cognitive problems, and only 16% undergo routine cognitive assessments during routine health checkups, according to a report released Tuesday by the Alzheimer’s Association. But caregivers can play a role in changing that reality, the authors said.
Memory care program directors, on average, saw a base pay increase of 2.73% in 2018, according the 21st annual “Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report,” recently published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
The governor of the country’s most populous state called for a new “master plan on aging” and announced a new Alzheimer’s task force, to be headed by a celebrity, Tuesday during his first State of the State address to a joint session of the state legislature.
Seventeen companies are illegally selling a total of 58 products they say can prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or other health conditions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday, making public the warning and advisory letters that were sent to the companies.
Someone at Edge Hill University clearly has a sense of humor, but research there is no laughing matter.
Do brain games and other fun-based approaches to mental stimulation help reduce Alzheimer’s? Some interesting findings are beginning to emerge.
Researchers at the University of California have used algorithms to identify potential blood-based markers of Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery could lead to earlier diagnoses and spur non-invasive ways to track the disease’s progression, they said.
Senior living residents wondering whether they are experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease may want to schedule a hearing examination to make sure the symptoms aren’t related to hearing loss instead, suggests a study recently published in the Canadian Journal on Aging.
Older adults who are frail are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s dementia, new research published in The Lancet Neurology journal suggests.
Staying active in old age may help memory and thinking, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Poor-quality sleep could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to the findings of a new study, published Jan. 9 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.