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Memory Care

Artist Andy Eccleshall stands with the mural he made for The Arbor.

A fine idea

An idea from the activity coordinator of a memory care wing of a retirement community have blossomed into a mural that can be enjoyed by residents and their families as well as staff members. Read more, and see how you can submit your photos!

Lois A. Bowers

Crisis management 101

It’s the news no senior living administrator wants to receive: one of your community’s residents appears to have been abused, and one of your employees appears to have been the culprit.

Photo by Raija Törrönen

The other drugs that should concern senior living

Much attention has been paid to reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic medications in older adults, but researchers say the inappropriate use of another class of psychotropic drugs is even more common—and just as troubling because of its potential to lead to falls and the hold it has on those who take it.

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H.

3 new dementia studies of note

New research quantifies costs associated with dementia care compared with other diseases and offers a little good news for those with Lewy body dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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