Long-term care operators might want to add show-tune sing-alongs to their dementia care plans, new research suggests.
A major breakthrough in Alzheimer's research could lead to new and more effective ways of treating the disease, according to a recently released study in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Boosting the mood of seniors helps them do better on decision-making and working-memory tests, researchers have found. In the first study to demonstrate how a positive mood can help older adults with brain tasks, scientists examined 46 adults ages 63 to 85. Half were given a thank-you card and two small bags of candy tied with a red ribbon when they arrived at the lab. The other half were not.
Providers can learn how to better handle one of their most challenging caregiving categories — cognitively impaired residents — by tuning in to a free McKnight's webcast April 24.
A new study debunks the theory that brain-training games help to boost people's cognitive abilities.