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Alzheimer's and Dementia in the News

4/15/2015
The National Institute on Aging has created a new online portal offering free clinical practice tools, training materials, and other resources for hea...
4/7/2015
Health and Wellness, Hearings, Managed Risk, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Two senators last week sent a letter seeking more information from the Health and Human Services Department on its efforts to address the improper pre...
4/2/2015
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
The Alzheimer’s Association has released its 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease facts and figures report including startling statistics such as one in three sen...
4/2/2015
Disabilities, End of Life, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Risk Management
Standards body CARF International has revised its standards for dementia specialty programs, available in the 2015 editions of the CARF-CCAC and Aging...
3/18/2015
Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Reports
Alzheimer’s Disease International has released a new report “Dementia Friendly Communities,” focusing on global examples of neighborhoods, towns, citi...
2/18/2015
cheatsheet, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association focusing on the financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States cautions that costs could s...
2/4/2015
Early onset Alzheimer’s disease is in the spotlight with the new movie “Still Alice.” The film is raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, although i...
1/7/2015
Congress recently signed a funding bill including the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act, enabling scientists at the National Institutes of Health to tell...
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 ...