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Alzheimer’s Disease

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, May 27

White House lowers insulin costs to $35 a month for Medicare enrollees … CMS rule changes aim to increase telehealth access for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries … Sleep disturbances appear to predict deterioration in Alzheimer’s … Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19 … Fears of coronavirus second wave prompt flu push at U.S. pharmacies, drugmakers

Clinical Briefs for Friday, May 22

Infection control problems ‘persisted’ at nursing homes prior to pandemic: GAO … New AARP report spotlights Alzheimer’s toll on women … Emerging medical countermeasures to COVID-19 may be best tailored to seniors: Senate hearing … Coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ on contaminated surfaces: CDC

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, May 12

White House: Test all nursing home residents, staff for COVID-19 over next 2 weeks … Mental health a burden for healthcare workers during pandemic … New task force to develop guidance for reopening senior living and care communities … Alzheimer’s agitation drug shows efficacy in later-phase trial

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, April 14

Gene variant staves off Alzheimer’s in some people, scientists find … Virtual training keeps assisted living med-techs certified during pandemic … Tips for contact lens and glasses-wearers during pandemic … Only 6% of at-home blood pressure monitors validated for accuracy: study

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