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Alzheimer's and Dementia in the News

8/18/2016
Advocacy, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Legislation, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Regulations
This week, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to the National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner, urging the league to establish an indepen...
8/11/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, News
A positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when facing stressful situations, according to new research from North Carolina Stat...
7/28/2016
Facts and Figures, Health Care, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
A slew of new research was discussed at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto this week. Two studies suggested that a low-c...
7/21/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Reports, Research
A gene variant whose carriers are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than other people may show its effects on the brain and thinking in child...
7/21/2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed changes to the way it pays for primary care with a focus on care management and behavioral a...
6/29/2016
Engage, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Eli Lilly has worked for nearly 30 years on drugs for Alzheimer’s disease by focusing on a protein called tau but is changing its tactics in hopes for...
5/25/2016
cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Memory Care Education
US Against Alzheimer’s is urging advocates of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease to tell the U.S. Postal Service that it’s time to stamp out the a...
5/9/2016
Argentum’s Memory Care Executive Peer Group with the support of MatrixCare has commissioned a new project to recognize innovations improving resident ...
5/6/2016
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing Argentum Board member and Welltower CEO and Director Tom DeRosa as its national honoree at the Brain Ball, ...
5/4/2016
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
The aroma of rosemary essential oil reportedly can aid people over age 65 in their ability to remember events and to complete tasks at designated time...
4/27/2016
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Dementia Friendly America program entered the national stage in July when it was announced at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. DFA cre...
4/14/2016
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Administration for Community Living has developed a three-part set of materials on medications and the aging brain, available by clicking on the B...
4/6/2016
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to individuals with dementia are dipping into their retirement savings and sold assets ...
3/1/2016
Exercise has been touted for its many health benefits, but a new study shows it can also help prevent or slow Alzheimer’s disease.
3/1/2016
Featured Magazine Articles, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Space Planning and Design
Senior living advocates have a new option to help residents experiencing dementia. This initiative educates the general population about how to help m...
2/17/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
One of Argentum’s key imperatives is to more deeply understand best practices in memory care. To help meet that goal, Argentum has launched an initiat...
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...