There has been a trend of late to refer to specialized care of individuals with dementia as "memory care." I understand the need for a quick, catchy title for a new product or service line in long-term care, but I worry about the message this one may send and the mindset it might create in management, families and employees. Here's why.
The housing and care of Alzheimer's disease and dementia patients has been on a roll. The recent progression of designs and elements has led to improvements for residents and the staff who care for them.
A major breakthrough in Alzheimer's research could lead to new and more effective ways of treating the disease, according to a recently released study in the Journal of Neuroscience.
The Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance Thursday on clinical trials for early-stage Alzheimer's drugs.
Researchers say they've made a major breakthrough in the effort to develop an Alzheimer's disease vaccine.
A new study has determined people with Alzheimer's disease are less likely to participate in clinical trials without a spouse caregiver.
Insulin nasal spray could delay the decline of cognitive function in those with Alzheimer's and mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study.
Using iPods to reconnect long-term care residents with their favorite music is a simple intervention with great upside potential and no side effects. They're an inexpensive tool that can have a positive impact on resident quality of life, which, in turn, should be reflected in an important subset of MDS 3.0 scores.
Kidney dialysis treatments near the end of life might do more harm than good and aggressive care for individuals with advanced dementia may be well-intentioned but misdirected efforts, results from a pair of new studies suggest.