Professional care partners have the desire to see residents flourish using best care practices but lack the education. Once they begin to employ the new techniques, they are shocked to see how residents respond and how bad behaviors diminish.
Nursing home staff on shift schedules might experience diminished memory and thinking skills, recently published findings suggest.
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There's a new method for measuring delirium severity in older adults from researchers at Harvard and Brown Universities and the University of Massachusetts.
The presence of protein in the urine of those with diabetes can signify a risk for cognitive decline, according to a new study.
In an effort that is hoped to boost memory and reverse cognitive decline, surgeons at Johns Hopkins hospital recently placed a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient with Alzheimer's disease. The implanted device provides deep brain stimulation via low voltage electrical charges and has been used in patients with Parkinson's disease. The first-of-its-kind operation could lead to a new treatment protocol, according to experts.
In the first study to look at cognitive function and impaired renal function, researchers at Temple University found the rate of cognitive decline was associated with deterioration in kidney function.
An MRI scan that detects atrophy patterns in the brains of Alzheimer's patients also can detect cognitive decline in Parkinson's patients, a new finds.
Insulin nasal spray could delay the decline of cognitive function in those with Alzheimer's and mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study.
Elderly women with sleep apnea had an 85% higher risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or dementia than elderly women without sleep apnea, a new study found.
People who develop Alzheimer's disease typically experience up to six years of accelerated mental decline before the disease presents itself, according to new research.
The trick to staving off memory problems and cognitive decline in old age could be as simple as walking more, new research suggests.
Music can have a profound impact on long-term care residents with cognitive impairment. It triggers memories, improves mood and sparks a feeling of of connection with others.
Caffeine helps us stay alert. Research suggests it also could slow the progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
An independent panel of medical experts has determined that there is no strong scientific evidence to support several measures for the prevention of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease.
When it comes to memory and awareness, older Americans are demonstrably more "with it" than the English, new research shows.