Senior living deserves dedicated funding source for COVID-19 testing, tracing, PPE: Alzheimer’s Association
Apr 02, 2021
Assisted living communities should have a dedicated funding source for COVID-19 testing, tracing and personal protective equipment, the Alzheimer’s Association said in testimony submitted to a senate...
Creating an innovative yet practical approach to memory care
Mar 08, 2021
Loretto has focused on memory care for decades, and over the past five years, we embarked on one of the biggest undertakings of our history to create an innovative and yet practical solution to a major...
Legislation supports development of dementia strategic plan, training
Feb 19, 2021
One bill under consideration in the Indiana Legislature would require the state to develop a dementia strategic plan, and another outlines training for first responders who encounter people with Alzheimer’s...
Kentucky bill would set training standards for home health agencies
Jan 19, 2021
Legislation proposed in Kentucky would set minimum training standards for home health agencies caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
An Operation Warp Speed for Alzheimer’s? Why not?
Jan 14, 2021
Our nation’s response to COVID-19 provides a definitive answer about what more can be done for Alzheimer’s disease.
Omnibus bill includes $3.1 billion for dementia research
Lois A. Bowers
Dec 22, 2020
The $1.4 trillion appropriations omnibus spending bill advanced by congressional leaders on Monday includes an increase of more than $300 million in funding for dementia research at the National Institutes...
Senior living residents contribute to understanding of aging through pilot studies despite pandemic challenges
Dec 14, 2020
Senior living residents are furthering the understanding of aging through pilot programs in their communities even while they cope with the effects of a global pandemic.
91 groups, individuals praise bipartisan Alzheimer’s-related efforts in Senate
Lois A. Bowers
Dec 14, 2020
Twenty-seven organizations and 64 individuals told Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) that they are “particularly encouraged” by the lawmakers’ recommendation that the Center for...
Recommendations to reduce disparities in dementia care due in 2021
Dec 09, 2020
Final recommendations on ways to reduce disparities in dementia, which were developed during a stakeholder roundtable sponsored by the Milken Institute Alliance to Improve Dementia Care, will be released...
More than 40 percent of assisted living communities do not provide mental health services: CDC
Dec 07, 2020
More than 40% of all assisted living communities do not provide mental health services, despite the high prevalence of dementia and depression among residents, according to a new report from the Centers...