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Alzheimer's and Dementia in the News

2/3/2016
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Eating more seafood is not linked to a likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and in fact may help in preventing cognitive decline, according to...
2/1/2016
Geriatrician and memory care expert Dr. G. Allen Power on how senior living can support a much-needed focus on well-being and engagement.
12/21/2015
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
The National Institutes of Health has released its annual report 2014-2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Advancing Research Toward a Cure,” det...
12/14/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
The National Institute on Aging offers a free toolkit to spur healthy aging and research participation by older adults. NIA, along with the Centers fo...
12/14/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has shared revised survey materials developed for the 2014 Focused Dementia Survey Pilot and 2015 expansi...
11/17/2015
Scientists have developed an experimental medication that aids in ameliorating the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by slowing down the aging process. T...
11/12/2015
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Property Management
President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1983 – at a time in the United States when fewer than 2 million...
10/6/2015
The Pan American Health Organization, which is the World Health Organization’s agency for the Americas, has adopted a regional plan of action on demen...
10/6/2015
Ageism, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Memory Care Education
Many holders of long-term care insurance let their policies lapse, even after holding them for years, and a study by the Center for Retirement Researc...
9/23/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Core Principles, Engage, Memory Care Education, Resident Engagement
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent livin...
9/15/2015
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A large, national clinical trial to study the effect of resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease found that a biomark...
8/26/2015
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
There are currently about 46.8 million people around the globe living with dementia with those figures expected to nearly double every 20 years, find...
8/26/2015
End of Life, Engage, Managed Risk, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has announced that National Memory Screening Week will take place the first week of November and participating s...
8/20/2015
The Dementia Action Alliance has a released a new report outlining language use related to dementia, noting that these words currently used to describ...
8/11/2015
End of Life, Engage, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Volunteers are needed for clinical trials focusing on Alzheimer’s and related research. To find out more, click on a trial name below and contact the ...
8/11/2015
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
US Against Alzheimer’s, the Mayo Clinic and two universities have been approved for a three-year contract of up to $1.56 million by the Patient-Center...
8/5/2015
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Administration for Community Living is offering a new online suite of resources related to brain health, including dementia care. The ACL’s Bra...
7/29/2015
Business Planning, Dining, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Property Management, Value-Added Amenities and Services
As Alzheimer’s becomes more prevalent among the nation’s older adults, senior living communities are creating innovative ways to create nurturing envi...
7/29/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Memory Care Education
The National Institutes of Health presented a special budget this week for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to the Health and Human Services ...
7/21/2015
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Errors on memory and thinking tests could signal Alzheimer’s disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, according to a new study from Rush University re...
7/15/2015
cheatsheet, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships
ALFA is partnering with US Against Alzheimer’s to support Dementia Friendly America, a new national initiative to build a more dementia-friendly natio...
7/7/2015
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
A top lawmaker on the Senate Special Committee on Aging has launched an examination of products, regulations and retailers in the dietary supplement i...
7/1/2015
Business Planning, Featured Magazine Articles, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Wellness Program
Providers leverage the latest research on physical exercise, sensory inputs, and more to provide better resident care and delay the onset of Alzheimer...
6/30/2015
Engage, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Hearthstone’s founder, John Zeisel, is broadcasting a new show on a local Massachusetts cable station called “Hopeful Aging with Dr. John Zeisel.” The...
6/17/2015
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Doctors discuss optimal eating plans for a woman with early stage Alzheimer’s disease in a CulinaryRx case report. In a lightly edited transcript from...
5/20/2015
The National Institutes of Health recently released recommendations providing a framework for an Alzheimer’s disease research agenda that was develope...
5/13/2015
The National Institutes of Health is encouraging people to volunteer for clinical trials that look for ways to prevent, slow and treat Alzheimer’s dis...
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
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...