‘Gossip bots’ one day may serve as personal caregiver assistants to older adults with dementia
Dec 01, 2020
A robot named Pepper is being eyed as a solution to addressing overwhelmed frontline healthcare workers and older adults living in assisted living communities experiencing loneliness due to the COVID-19...
Family caregivers for loved one with Alzheimer’s offered free relief
Dec 01, 2020
A new in-home respite program provides family caregivers access to free, short-term relief with the help of in-home care professionals. Created by the East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance, the program provides...
Providers identify 5 key areas for person-centered care of residents with dementia
Nov 19, 2020
Several senior living companies were part of a roundtable that helped researchers identify five areas of change and developed person-centered practical solutions to address the unmet needs of people with...
Kim Campbell shares ‘rest of the story’ on caregiving in closing NIC conference session
Oct 16, 2020
During the late stages of her husband’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Kim Campbell said she “truly feared I was going to become the second victim of the disease.”
Falls may be an Alzheimer’s precursor, study finds
Oct 15, 2020
Alzheimer’s brain changes may be the culprit when an older person with no known cognitive decline has a fall, according to a new study. These falls tend to occur about five years before memory loss and...
Argentum, Alzheimer’s Association issue calls to action for coordinated COVID-19 response
May 12, 2020
Argentum and the Alzheimer’s Association say coordinating the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will provide a broader understanding of the virus’ full effects in senior living and other settings.
McKnight’s 40 for 40: Loren Shook
Lois A. Bowers
May 04, 2020
Say “memory care” and the first company to come to mind for many industry professionals is Silverado. And when they think of Silverado, they think of Loren Shook, the man who co-founded the Irvine,...
Robotic pets curb social isolation for older adults during COVID-19 pandemic
May 01, 2020
Robotic cats and dogs are being used in Florida and New York to help older adults in senior living communities, individual homes and apartments combat the effects of social isolation during the COVID-19...
Alzheimer’s Association releases guidance for assisted living, other providers amid coronavirus crisis
Lois A. Bowers
Mar 31, 2020
New guidance released Monday by the Alzheimer’s Association in collaboration with 34 long-term care industry associations and operators is designed to help ensure the delivery of high-quality care for...
An easier and cheaper way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease may be on the way
Mar 04, 2020
A simple blood test might soon be all that’s needed to confirm Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.