Activity directors and lifestyle coordinators across the country are trying to find the best solutions for residents who request "brain games" out of a desire to improve their memory and sharpen their cognitive skills.
Seniors who have better heart and lung health tend to have better memory recall and cognitive capabilities, according to a new study in the Journal of Gerontology.
Provider betting that new dining menus will lead to better cognitive abilities, longer lasting memoryDecember 04, 2013
A common quip has been that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Now, there's a long-term care provider who's hoping to prove that the stomach is also the way to the brain.
Wellness directors confronted with a decision whether to adopt computerized brain fitness programs designed to combat cognitive decline are faced with two critical questions. First, do these programs work? And second, will they add to the bottom line?
Mental and physical stimulation improves seniors' memory and thinking skill, regardless of how rigorous the activities are, according to a recently published study.
I'm fascinated with long-term care topics that at first blush might seem to be speaking to residents, but upon closer reflection are personally even more interesting to long-term care workers or others.
A non-invasive brain stimulation technique shows promise in speeding speech recovery in stroke patients and improving memory and cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients, new research suggests.
Seniors with complaints about short-term memory gaps, such as difficulty recalling recent events, might be experiencing more than just age-related changes, according to researchers. They say their new study findings could lead to new protocols for clinicians treating seniors with memory problems.
A collaborative approach in social interactions could be a key to memory retention and independent living later in life, new research reveals.
Memory fitness programs at senior living communities helped improve seniors' verbal learning and retention, plus boosted their self-perceived memory, a new study finds.
Adults who take vitamin and mineral supplements for 10 years exhibited better long-term memory skills than those who took placebos, according to a new study.
The trick to staving off memory problems and cognitive decline in old age could be as simple as walking more, new research suggests.
Those momentary memory lapses that typically accompany aging may not be so normal after all. A new study links common forgetfulness in old age to strokes and Alzheimer's disease.
I always look forward to the research that emerges from the annual international Alzheimer's conference. This year, the meeting has not disappointed.
It has long been thought that eating blueberries, a rich source of antioxidants, improve memory. Now a study has uncovered evidence of such beneficial effects.
Our ability to remember information about celebrities could help with more than just trivia games; it could hold clues to early detection of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
The memories of Alzheimer's patients are forgotten but not gone, to twist a popular phrase. Now, one potential new treatment might help to recover some of those lost memories. An experimental drug has the potential to recover memory and improve cognitive function if taken early in Alzheimer's development-especially when coupled with other treatments, researchers say.
Less than 2% of the most common neuropsychological tests can differentiate between Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, according to a recently published report.
When it comes to memory and awareness, older Americans are demonstrably more "with it" than the English, new research shows.