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Bipartisan legislation encourages early assessment, diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Bipartisan legislation encourages better utilization of the initial Welcome to Medicare exam and Medicare annual wellness visits to screen, detect, and diagnose Alzheimer’s and related dementias in the earliest stages. The CHANGE Act, also known as the Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End Act, also would establish payment measures to incentivize…

Clinical briefs for Friday, May 14

More than a third of vaccinated older adults will continue wearing masks until at least 2022, study finds … New drug may prevent Alzheimer’s disease, early study suggests … COVID-19 lessons learned could help limit future virus transmissions … Scientists identify key genes that boost cognition and mental health

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, May 11

Dementia diagnoses and mental health service use drop among elders during pandemic … Alzheimer’s patients’ depression scores rose after pandemic lockdown … Fully 71% of U.S. seniors now vaccinated against COVID; weekly cases fall … AHCA / NCAL’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2021 celebrating ‘light at end of the tunnel’ … Stem cell therapy for Alzheimer’s clears first clinical trial hurdle … Most people with COVID should have no lasting heart damage, researchers say

Clinical briefs for Friday, April 30

CDC Foundation, Amgen to launch falls prevention campaign … What is ‘typical’ Alzheimer’s? 4 subtypes can lead to different symptoms, study finds … Telehealth increases nurses’ workload, hospital investigation reveals … AHA: Consider meds when early hypertension doesn’t budge after 6 mos. of lifestyle changes … Meeting hand hygiene compliance goals is possible, but tough to sustain, researchers find … FDA authorizes stem cell trial for Parkinson’s disease treatment

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