Cognitive Decline - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Cognitive Decline

Kerry Mills

Change the approach of dementia care

Professional care partners have the desire to see residents flourish using best care practices but lack the education. Once they begin to employ the new techniques, they are shocked to see how residents respond and how bad behaviors diminish.

Also in the news for September 12, 2014 . . .

AMDA to feds: Will assisted living be excluded from plan to reimburse chronic care services? … People with rare type AB blood have doubled risk of cognitive decline, researchers say … Grieving older people are more at risk for infections than younger people, research shows

New method for delirium

There’s a new method for measuring delirium severity in older adults from researchers at Harvard and Brown Universities and the University of Massachusetts.

Alzheimer’s patient receives first-ever brain ‘pacemaker’

In an effort that is hoped to boost memory and reverse cognitive decline, surgeons at Johns Hopkins hospital recently placed a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient with Alzheimer’s disease. The implanted device provides deep brain stimulation via low voltage electrical charges and has been used in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The first-of-its-kind operation could lead to a new treatment protocol, according to experts.

Next post in News