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Health and Wellness

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public of reports, research, news and public awareness efforts related to health and wellness. The more the public is aware of issues affecting elders, the better we can take action to make sure each elder has the quality care and quality life that they deserve.

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...
4/8/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Resident Engagement
May is Older Americans Month recognizing older Americans for their contributions and to provide them with information to help them stay healthy and ac...
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
cheatsheet, Disabilities, End of Life, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk
End of life planning can be one of the most difficult discussions to have for any family, but deciding about that care when you are healthy can help t...
3/25/2014
End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Health Care
Think you’re too old to donate an organ? Think again! Any age is the right age to sign up to be an organ donor, says the Administration on Aging.
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
The intimacy and sexuality of older Americans is a topic of great importance to senior living communities as they work to ensure residents are treated...
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
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that for the first time quality measures have been added to a website designed to help...
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
Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medication Management
Five large national pharmacy chains overseeing more than 20,000 stores have agreed to use the Blue Button health information sharing initiative starte...
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
Falls Prevention, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
President Obama recently signed the fiscal year 2014 bill funding the federal government, including $5 million from the Prevention and Public Health F...
2/4/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Project Lifesaver CEO Gene Saunders learned more than a few things during his career as a police captain and SWAT team commander, including that findi...
2/4/2014
Ten bill drug companies have joined with the National Institutes of Health to study Alzheimer’s, diabetes, arthritis and lupus. Under a five-year coll...
1/29/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Can you imagine a way to show older adults with dementia that a stove burner has been left on or is too hot to touch? What about a better way to teach...
1/29/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
It’s closing in on the financial fourth quarter for a Dallas Cowboys star with dementia. Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright, 68, is among more than 4,500 N...
1/23/2014
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Reports, Research
The fiscal year 2014 bill funding the federal budget recently released by a bipartisan group of lawmakers includes $122 million dedicated to Alzheimer...
1/14/2014
Memory care has come a long way. From a not-too-distant past when little was known about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to the present day when the ...
1/14/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Physical Plant, Wellness Program
Aquatic pools offer a host of advantages for senior living residents. Here are four benefits of warm water therapy.
1/2/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Memory Care Education, Reports
The National Institutes of Health has partnered with the National Football League to research the long-term effects of repeated head injuries. One of ...
12/17/2013
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Alzheimer’s Disease International, a federation 79 Alzheimer’s associations around the world, is calling upon all governments to develop a national de...
12/10/2013
Best of the Best Awards, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Wellness Program
The Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative new programs and services defining the future of senior living. What’s innovative? Take a look at a w...
12/10/2013
cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
New data show that Alzheimer’s disease is going to be a greater epidemic worldwide than previously thought. A new report suggests a 17% increase in th...
12/3/2013
The Health and Human Services Department has appointed former U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS) to the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and ...