A new kind of activity calendar strategy for dementia care
Charles de Vilmorin
Apr 27, 2023
Dementia is not a normal part of aging. These eight words should help anchor and inspire the long-term care and senior living industry’s collective work to change, renew and elevate the ways...
New prognostic tool supports end-of-life discussions for dementia patients, families: study
Oct 03, 2022
A prognostic tool that estimates mortality risk may help clinicians to guide discussions about treatment decisions and advance care planning, investigators say.
Dementia care providers struggled with infection control during pandemic, multistate study reveals
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 08, 2022
Assisted living operators found serious challenges in implementing infection prevention and control practices for residents with dementia during the pandemic, according to a new study across seven states.
Older adults with dementia half as likely to move to a nursing home if they live with adult children:...
Sep 13, 2021
Researchers at the University of Michigan have found major differences in potential family caregiver availability — and likelihood of moving to a nursing home — based on the gender, race, ethnicity,...
Will a nursing home have a memory care unit? Odds are tied to geography and more, study finds
Aug 17, 2021
The odds of having a memory care unit were significantly lower in the Pacific, Middle Atlantic and Southern regions when compared to the East North Central region. Ownership and nursing hours also were...
First appropriate use guidance published for Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm
Jul 28, 2021
The new guidelines cover how to choose appropriate patients, safely scale up to a full dose, monitor side effects and assess effectiveness. The authors also address when to stop therapy and what patients...
Proposal aims to better equip clinicians for early dementia detection, diagnosis
May 12, 2021
The Milken Institute has identified key ways to engage direct care workers in improving timely dementia detection and diagnosis.
Valid dementia verdict? Nursing home and hospital diagnoses now better aligned, study finds
May 03, 2021
Medicare’s dementia claim measures appear to have become more sensitive in recent years, agreeing more closely with hospital-based measures overall and for certain populations than in the past, investigators...
Dementia toolkit for clinicians underscores urgency of early diagnosis
Mar 31, 2021
A primary care toolkit for brain health assessment and dementia diagnosis has gotten a much-needed update as more research points to the potential for better outcomes with earlier diagnoses, the authors...
Support needed soon after dementia diagnosis to lower suicide risk, researchers say
Mar 30, 2021
Suicide attempts are more likely in newly diagnosed individuals, according to a new study. The authors urge clinicians to connect patients to a variety of supportive services.