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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 showsJuly 16, 2014
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.
National Senior Virtual Bowling Week is taking place this week in senior facilities around the country.
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.