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Also in the news for August 21, 2014 . . .

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

Also in the news for August 19, 2014 . . .

AHCA announces Gold National Quality Award recipients ... Older adults' cognition peaks in the morning ... DNA alteration linked to Alzheimer's

Also in the news for August 7, 2014 . . .

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 find

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Cataract surgery improves cognition and singing familiar songs improves communication skills in people with dementia, according to recently announced research findings.

Also in the news for July 15, 2014 . . .

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

Also in the news for July 7, 2014 . . .

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 ease dementia

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Certain lights may improve quality of life for residents with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, according to a new study.

LaSalle Group constructs $9.5M memory care community in OK

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. announces two new MA projects

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.

Also in the news for June 25, 2014 . . .

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

Also in the news for June 10, 2014 ...

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

Also in the news for June 5, 2014 . . .

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?

Also in the news for June 3, 2014 . . .

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

Also in the news for May 15, 2014 . . .

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

Also in the news for May 9, 2014 . . .

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

Also in the news . . .

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

App tracks dementia day to day

App tracks dementia day to day

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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.

Adapted for all

Adapted for all

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Senior living spaces are sprouting up with accommodations for residents with a vast array of physical, developmental and other needs to make them comfortable

New test for Alzheimer's

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A new blood test reveals with 90% accuracy which people will develop Alzheimer's disease or mild dementia within three years, according to study results in Nature Medicine.

Many families will spend modestly for dementia care, a minority face financial ruin, expert tells senators

Many families will spend modestly for dementia care, a minority face financial ruin, expert tells senators

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Devastating out-of-pocket costs for long-term dementia care are likely to hit a relatively small proportion of families in the coming years, but many families will experience minor costs, an expert told a Senate committee Wednesday.

Having family members at meals does not improve nursing home residents' food intake, study shows

Having family members at meals does not improve nursing home residents' food intake, study shows

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Nursing home residents do not eat much more when their family members are present at mealtimes, even though caregivers provide more assistance, according to recently published study results.

Antidepressant Celexa could be an alternative to antipsychotic medication for Alzheimer's, study suggests

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An antidepressant drug could help relieve agitation symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, reducing reliance on antipsychotic medications, according to recently published study results.

Food for the aging soul

Food for the aging soul

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's requires ingenuity in the kitchen.

Top 5 news stories reveal varied interests among long-term care professionals

Top 5 news stories reveal varied interests among long-term care professionals

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What do neck abnormalities, dangerous bacteria, a murder-suicide, a defensive nursing home chain, and antipsychotic guidelines have in common? These five developments were voted the most popular news stories appearing on the McKnight's website during 2013.

Big predictor for Alzheimer's

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Researchers have found a way to predict with 90% accuracy which mild cognitive impairment sufferers would develop Alzheimer's disease within two years.

Four ways for assisted living operators to facilitate transitions

Four ways for assisted living operators to facilitate transitions

My wife, Clare, has Alzheimer's disease and recently entered the "Reflections" unit for residents with dementia in an assisted living facility. Clare's transition from home to ALF was about as good as I could have hoped for. However, there are four steps that our ALF could have taken to make this transition much easier for both of us.

Researchers note later start to dementia onset

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Education, better prevention and the treatment of high blood pressure may be delaying seniors' signs of dementia and Alzheimer's, according to studies reported on in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Researchers find link between Alzheimer's and diabetes

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Researchers say they are getting closer to proving that Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes might be one illness.

Vascular neck abnormality may contribute to Alzheimer's

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An international study has discovered a vascular issue that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related neurological disorders.

Drugs reduce dementia risk

Drugs reduce dementia risk

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Seniors who take certain blood pressure medications might be at a dramatically reduced risk for developing dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to findings in Neurology.

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