Taking a step back and listening to their words gave us a different perspective. They don't want to be cared for. They want to live and want others to help them to live the fullest, most meaningful lives possible, in spite of this dread disease.
New memory care accreditation for nursing homes encourages staff to use a flexible, problem-solving approach to care for those with dementia, according to Joint Commission guidelines.
A nursing home resident in Ohio suffered fatal burns from a radiator, leading to arbitration that ended last week with a $1.2 million award.
Some nursing homes are not accepting a dementia training resource sent by the government, even though it is free and recommended, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Nursing.
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.
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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.
New checklist for planning dementia-friendly nursing home activities ... Stem cell injections reduce stress incontinence ... KY nursing home reaches $30K settlement over hiring of excluded nurse
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.
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A 102-year-old woman faces a second-degree murder charge after allegedly killing her 100-year-old roommate in a Massachusetts nursing home about five years ago.
AHCA applauds Senators' push for expanding vets' long-term care options ... RAND releases policy blueprint for better dementia care ... Man pleads guilty in $205M scheme to place assisted living residents in mental health services ... CMS publishes reimbursement rates for additional doc requests
In the last week, quite a few McKnight's readers have asked me for more details about special lights that improve dementia symptoms, prompting me to dig deeper into this story. I've learned that PetSmart might be a better bet than Home Depot to get the right bulbs.
The most important leadership decision in a Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement plan is not what, but who, to include, a former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services official said Tuesday.
Installing a particular kind of light in nursing homes could soothe residents with dementia and improve their sleep and eating patterns, according to recently published research findings.
I am a new ADON and heard there's a new life safety code, which I'll be responsible for. Is that true?
Seniors are more likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge if they have dementia, and the risk increases if they are taking an antipsychotic medication, according to recently published research.
Electroconvulsive therapy could be a safe alternative for reducing behavioral symptoms of dementia when medication is not effective, according to findings from a small study.
Chronic skin ulcers and heart issues are among the comorbidities that are significantly linked with the presence of dementia, according to recently published research findings.
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It's likely most of us listen to the radio on our commute to work, with a mix of announcers blathering, the latest pop music, or public radio if we have the mental energy to focus on what smart people are saying.
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.
Senior living spaces are sprouting up with accommodations for residents with a vast array of physical, developmental and other needs to make them comfortable
After years of pushing, long-term care facilities have reduced their use of antipsychotic medication for dementia, according to an April report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Seniors are more likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge if they have dementia, and the risk increases if they are taking an antipsychotic medication, according to recently published research findings. The study also found that discharge to a skilled nursing facility reduced hospital readmission risk when compared to discharge with home health services.
Surveyors will scrutinize dementia care and Minimum Data Set coding in an upcoming pilot program to test more expansive oversight of these areas, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced.