Alzheimer’s diagnosis may lead to reduced social activity: study
Nov 30, 2021
Despite the belief that early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is crucial, a new study by scientists at Rutgers University suggests that a person’s social network and social support do not increase...
Ethical considerations explored for aducanumab in Alzheimer’s disease
Nov 19, 2021
Grounds are insufficient to offer aducanumab (Aduhelm) for moderate, advanced Alzheimer’s dementia or for individuals without biomarker evidence of brain ß-amyloid, according to a position statement.
Trial begins of nasal vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease
Nov 18, 2021
Phase 1 trial will include 16 patients ages 60 to 85 years who have early, symptomatic Alzheimer disease but are otherwise in good health
Pricey Alzheimer drug drives spike in Medicare B premium: Officials
Nov 15, 2021
New premium will be $170.10 a month, and the $21.60 boost is the biggest increase ever in dollar amount, but not in percentage terms
McKnight’s Senior Living Newsmakers Podcast with Jill Ricker
Nov 08, 2021
Jill Ricker, director of operations for SAIDO Learning at Covenant Living, explains to McKnight’s Senior Living Editor Lois Bowers the SAIDO program for people living with dementia — what it is...
Migraine linked to all-cause dementia, Alzheimer’s disease
Oct 07, 2021
No association was observed between migraine and a risk for vascular dementia in meta-analysis of five cohort studies.
One new law requires operators to provide tech for residents; another supports access to dementia screening...
Oct 07, 2021
Assisted living operators in California will be required to provide video conferencing devices for residents under legislation signed into law on Monday. Another new law provides older adults in the Golden...
Levetiracetam well-tolerated for Alzheimer’s disease
Oct 01, 2021
It does not improve primary outcome but did improve performance on certain cognitive tasks in those with epileptiform activity.
Remote-controlled robots being tested to assess residents living with dementia
Sep 28, 2021
Health practitioners in Scotland are piloting a remote-controlled robot to assess the physical and cognitive health of care home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
New CDC profile shares demographics of assisted living residents
Sep 22, 2021
Bathing, walking and dressing are the most common activities of daily living that residents of assisted living or similar residential communities need help with, according to a new data brief from the...