Alzheimer’s

Residents and sex: It's time to re-examine what's appropriate

Residents and sex: It's time to re-examine what's appropriate

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It's so easy to think of older people as being done with sex. And truth be told, many are. But as anyone who has spent time in a skilled care setting can attest, that's hardly a one-size-fits-all notion.

Social activities can reverse brain atrophy: Study

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Johns Hopkins researchers say meaningful organized social activities could stop, and in males actually reverse, declines in volume in regions of the brain vulnerable to dementia.

Wandering residents and elopement prevention

Wandering residents and elopement prevention

Adults with a history of Alzheimer's disease or dementia are at risk for wandering and elopement. Because this could result in an injury or fatality, consider evaluating existing organizational protocols and strategies to prevent elopement or wandering.

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A new approach to Alzheimer's care

A new approach to Alzheimer's care

When I watched "50 First Dates," I had an idea: If watching a video could help a character with memory loss, perhaps it could be applied to Alzheimer's care. That was the beginning of "Good Morning Mom and Dad."

Mobile health critical in care

Mobile health critical in care

Based on implementation science and cutting-edge research at Indiana University's Center for Aging Research, the ABC program is an evidence-based program that provides patients with guideline-level care and improved care coordination, fewer contraindicated drugs and health complications and less time in hospitals and emergency rooms.

Alzheimer's resident faces possible homicide charge in roommate death

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An 87-year old man with advanced Alzheimer's was being held this week under suspicion of beating a fellow Alzheimer's resident and roommate to death in a Lakewood, CO, assisted living facility.

New report highlights need for Alzheimer's research

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A new report has compelled one of the leading advocates for Alzheimer's research in the U.S. Senate to renew a call on the federal government to significantly boost research funding for the disease, or face a near quadrupling of treatment costs over the coming decades.

Compound found in grapes, peanuts may help prevent memory loss

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The same compound thought to be good for aging hearts may be good for elderly brains as well, researchers announced recently. In fact, it could potentially help people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

'Superagers' have different brains

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Often referred to as the "cognitive elite," or "superagers," sharp-thinking seniors close to either side of 100 have brains that could yield changes in memory care and treatment for diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's, according to new research.

Learning about doll therapy

Learning about doll therapy

Many long-term facilities are turning to doll therapy to help their residents. Some therapists use the term "Nurture Therapy," as they feel it is more appropriate when dealing with adult patients compared to children.

Psoriasis drug called candidate for Alzheimer's treatment

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A drug used to treat a chronic skin infection holds promise for stimulating a certain enzyme in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, according to a new study.

A new philosophy for dementia care

A new philosophy for dementia care

While most facilities provide some level of dementia care, there is emerging evidence that building a balanced day with customized structure can make a big difference in the quality of care given, while also reducing problematic behaviors with the dementia population.

The power of attorney and five wishes

The power of attorney and five wishes

The most important documents to put into place when dealing with individuals with Alzheimer's are durable powers of attorney for financial matters and healthcare decisions.

Chance of a senior developing Alzheimer's has dropped 44% over the last three decades, large U.S. study shows

Chance of a senior developing Alzheimer's has dropped 44% over the last three decades, large U.S. study shows

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The odds of developing Alzheimer's disease fell sharply among seniors in the United States over the last 30 years, according to research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen.

NSL celebrations Senior Virtual Bowling Week

National Senior Virtual Bowling Week is taking place this week in senior facilities around the country.

LaSalle Group to host grand opening of TX facility

The LaSalle Group announced the grand opening of Autumn Leaves of Stone Oak, its first memory care community in the San Antonio area. The community will host its official grand opening July 24.

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