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Alzheimer's and Dementia in the News

12/3/2014
Most people with dementia never have screening, according to a new study published in the online issue of Neurology. “These results suggest that appro...
12/3/2014
Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The National Institute on Aging offers holiday hints for caregivers of those who have Alzheimer’s disease. The tip sheet is available as an eBook and ...
11/25/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Dignity, Dining, Engage, Family Relations, Marketing Strategy, Memory Care Education, Partnerships
The Arbor Company in Atlanta, Ga., took home the top prize in the Dining category in 2014 for its Dining with Dignity program. Dining with DignityF...
11/10/2014
Business Planning, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships, Strategy
Senior living residents are encouraging providers to put increasing emphasis on brain health initiatives, according to Senior Living Executive. Senior...
11/4/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The National Institute on Aging’s Office of Special Populations is making efforts to recruit African-Americans for clinical trial recruitment and post...
11/4/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Researchers have developed a blood test that could diagnose early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The University of Melbourne researchers previously identi...
10/30/2014
The Alzheimer’s Association of America is hosting National Memory Screening Day, November 18. During the event, healthcare professionals are providing...
10/30/2014
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Chocolate lovers rejoice – a new study found that a natural compound found in cocoa could reverse age-related memory loss. The study in Nature Neurosc...
10/21/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Family Relations, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Alzheimer’s is a transformative, thieving disease, robbing its targets of precious memories and much more and affecting women twice as often as men. T...
10/8/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The National Institutes of Health announced a set of investments totaling $46 million to support the goals of the BRAIN initiative, a large-scale effo...
9/23/2014
Learn more about crafting a state plan to address Alzheimer’s disease through a free webinar discussion of the new white paper, From Plan to Practice:...
9/2/2014
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Training in “mindfulness,” which is learning how to focus on the present moment, could help improve the emotional wellbeing of those with early-stage ...
8/19/2014
Hearings, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Senate Special Committee on Aging ventured outside of Washington, DC to hold a field hearing “”Alzheimer’s Disease: A Big Sky Approach to a Nation...
8/19/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
States are taking a closer look at their growing rates of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and moving toward creating statewide plans, si...
8/19/2014
Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
Low vitamin D is associated with a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, although it’s unclear whether low doses of the vit...
8/13/2014
Accreditation group CARF International is asking for input on its proposed new and revised standards for aging services dementia care specialty progra...
7/22/2014
cheatsheet, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships, Property Management, Reports
Residents, staff and family help make a senior living community the special place it is, but the design of a building inside and out can be just as im...
7/22/2014
The Administration for Community Living, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of...
7/22/2014
Mayor of Boston Martin Walsh announced a new Boston Alzheimer’s initiative, becoming the first large city to join the national Alzheimer’s Workplace A...
7/1/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released a set of materials designed to facilitate conversations with older Americans about brain...
6/25/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
About 80% of survey responders from 12 countries said Alzheimer’s is the condition they most fear experiencing, after cancer. In some countries such a...
6/11/2014
The Health and Human Services Department is kicking off a campaign dubbed “Recruiting Older Adults into Research” or ROAR to raise research awareness ...
5/28/2014
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
As part of celebrating Older Americans Month in May, the National Institute on Aging is offering general principles for caregivers of a person with Al...
5/6/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Department of Health and Human Services has revised and expanded a host of goals and action steps in the new, 2014 update to its National Plan to ...
5/6/2014
Many seniors with a subtype of Alzheimer’s disease are often misdiagnosed and don’t receive proper treatment. Researchers said of the about 5.2 millio...
4/30/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Social Media
The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease is much greater for sufferers of a restless sleep disorder, according to new research....
4/15/2014
Advocacy, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
An exhilarating yet heartbreaking moment in CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley’s career was when she strode on stage to moderate a 2012 p...
4/1/2014
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Reports, Wellness Program
Fruits like strawberries and mangoes containing flavonol fisetin may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows. Research from t...
3/25/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A protein may hold the key to who gets Alzheimer’s, reports The New York Times, and it may have to do with stress.
3/19/2014
cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
There could be as many as 16 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2050 at a cost of $1.2 trillion with women at a much higher risk of ...