Biogen Idec, which was heralded last week for results of an Alzheimer's drug trial, has shortened its name and chosen a new logo. It will now be known as Biogen (Nasdag: BIIB).
Five days until McKnight's Online Expo ... Senate GOP budget cuts less than House version ... Houston condo owners sue over proposed assisted living development ... New diet may reduce Alzheimer's risk
About half of people with Alzheimer's reside at a facility and half are being cared for at home, suggest newly released survey results.
Breakthrough could pave the way for a single-drug treatment of Alzheimer's, researchers say ... Mild brain injuries increases dementia risk in older adults ... Men who self-report sleep disturbances have higher Alzheimer's risk
Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol might preserve cognition in people over the age of 60, according to recently published findings in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias.
Long-term care executive directors lack knowledge of how oral health impacts diseases ... Alzheimer's Association announces $600,000 in grants to investigate non-drug treatments ... Extra-depth shoes ease seniors' foot pain
HIPAA authorization forms do not have be signed voluntarily to be valid, judge rules ... Aluminum exposure 'inevitably' contributes to Alzheimer's, researcher says ... Judge holds assisted living owners in contempt for retaliating against workers
An intensive therapy regimen involving medication, diet and behavioral changes successfully reversed Alzheimer's-related memory loss in a first-of-its-kind trial, according to findings out of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Long-term use of drugs commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia increased the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 51%.
A nursing home resident with Alzheimer's might forget receiving poor or negligent care, but the bad feelings created by ill treatment still could persist, University of Iowa researchers say.
More than 50% of dementia patients in nursing homes are given potentially pointless and dangerous drugs when near death, study findsSeptember 10, 2014
Nursing homes administer largely pointless and potentially harmful drugs to a majority of residents with advanced dementia, according to findings in Jama Internal Medicine.
Inspectors cite LA nursing homes for dangerous practices but supervisors change reports to benefit facilities ... Feds join whistleblower suit charging that hospice billed for ineligible patients ... Magnetic pulses to the head could boost memory in people with Alzheimer's, Northwestern researchers say
Singing familiar songs may encourage conversation among people with Alzheimer's disease, a small study shows.
OH Supreme Court hears case of woman who transferred property then paid for nursing home through Medicaid ... Nursing home video education project part of new $19 million round of NIH funding ... Researchers identify neuron issue leading to Alzheimer's sleep issues, may lead to new therapies
AHCA announces Gold National Quality Award recipients ... Older adults' cognition peaks in the morning ... DNA alteration linked to Alzheimer's
Mild cognitive impairment quadruples risk of Alzheimer's ... UK health system testing antipsychotic medication patch ... Nursing home worker admits stealing from resident trust funds ... Genworth reviewing LTC insurance claims reserves
Cataract surgery, singing can improve quality of life and cognitive ability of Alzheimer's patients, studies findJuly 15, 2014
Cataract surgery improves cognition and singing familiar songs improves communication skills in people with dementia, according to recently announced research findings.
Accomplice in nursing home photo scandal yet to be identified ... Cheap diabetes drug could keep Alzheimer's at bay? ... Kindred narrows Gentiva bid, raises offer price ... AIR Act would cut DMEPOS audits
Huge HIPAA breach inevitable, providers 'behind' crooks ... Nursing home doc has to pay back $57K to Medicaid ... Alzheimer's drug development not looking good ... Insulin pumps better than injections for diabetes care
Certain lights may improve quality of life for residents with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, according to a new study.
The LaSalle Group has announced the construction of a 30,000-square-foot, $9.5 million memory care community designed for Alzheimer's and dementia residents.
CURRIER & Associates Inc. has announced its involvement in the development of two Massachusetts senior communities called Cornerstone at Canton and Canton Senior Center. CAI will develop the interiors for both facilities.
Chocolate vs. Alzheimer's? ... Court upholds conviction for "worthless services" at nursing home ... Intellectual stimulation helps keep dementia at bay ... Rob Lowe becomes face of LTC insurance
Late-life depression could mean imminent Alzheimer's ... Cognition declines at the same rate in nursing homes, adult day care ... Harsh assessment for LA nursing homes ... NY audits agency behind nursing home equipment waivers
New LTC pain management quality measures submitted ... CMS 'provider relations coordinator' created to take questions on Medicare reviews ... Few docs discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients ... Poor sleep leads to Alzheimer's?
Social involvement is No. 1 influence on nursing home residents' daytime sleep ... OIG casts doubt on managed care tax ... In potential Alzheimer's breakthrough, scientists use light to erase, restore rats' memories
CDC includes nursing home occupancy info in annual report ... People can enroll their computers in the fight against Alzheimer's ... Heart patients' socioeconomic status does not influence risk of hospital readmission
Potential HHS chief gets friendly reception from senators ... Handshake strength helps predict dementia, mortality, researchers say ... 'Picky eater' cells could be new Alzheimer's therapy targets
Women transition from nursing home to community less often ... Readmission to a different hospital increases death risk ... Deep brain stimulation fends off Alzheimer's? ... Cataract surgery reduces falls
Getting insight into the daily life of someone with dementia often is a difficult goal for family members who are not nearby. There's now help in the form of a smartphone application conceived by David V. Pomeranz, executive vice president of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.