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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care

Articles on senior living
The following ALFA Update articles provide research and information on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.

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 ...
3/19/2014
While recent news reports trumpeted a new blood test designed to detect Alzheimer’s disease, the Boston Globe reports that the test is still years awa...
3/11/2014
cheatsheet, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Alzheimer’s disease is nearly as lethal as the two biggest killers in the United States, according to a new study. Approximately 500,000 people died i...
3/5/2014
Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) asked at a hearing about Alzheimer’s funding what the National Institutes of Health is doing ...
3/5/2014
The National Institute on Aging has released an updated version of its Alzheimer’s Disease Progress report.The initiatives, objectives, and advances d...
2/27/2014
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Hearings, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Alzheimer’s disease can affect people at any income level said Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski at a subcommittee hearing on the rising cost...
2/26/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Scientists have found when adding compounds called advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, to the lifelong diets of laboratory mice, the animals dev...
2/19/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Nutrition is an important factor when considering the health of seniors with dementia, with a new report finding that up to 45 percent of dementia suf...
2/11/2014
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Science and Technology
A volunteer at Clare Bridge, a Brookdale Senior Living community in Overland Park, Kansas, writes in the Huffington Post about the 10 things people wi...



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