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Reconnecting families through Sweet Melodies

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 | November 29, 2016

Can music connect an old memory to a new one? Virginia's Commonwealth Senior Living created a music program to bring families together with residents with dementia.

Augmented reality offers new view of neurodegenerative diseases

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 | October 13, 2016

Researchers are using on-the-market augmented reality (AR) technology to study how people with and without multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases respond to changes in movement in an effort to help diagnose and rehabilitate people.

The nurse practitioner's role in SNF dementia care

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 | September 13, 2016

Primary care clinicians are the top care providers overall for those with dementia, but nurse practitioners are providing increasing amounts of predominant care for those living in a long-term care facility.

Deciphering SNAP: The other kind of dementia

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 | September 13, 2016

Two independent studies say SNAP doesn’t lead to Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists still aren’t sure how it develops.

More families say no to feeding tubes for advanced dementia

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 | September 13, 2016

Increasing awareness about the stages of advanced dementia can help families make more informed decisions on tube feeding.

Making reading easier for people with dementia

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 | September 13, 2016

By Peter S. Dixon, MD, FACP, and Susan Ostrowski, CCC-SLP, Reading2Connect

People can obtain a lot of joy and brain stimulation from reading, but those with dementia need materials that are easy for them to see and access while...

The Human Connection Model for memory care

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 | September 13, 2016

In this segment of our original research series, learn how each resident’s personal story can be used to enhance communication, interaction and care delivery.

Some Alzheimer’s cases are better off on drugs, study says

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 | September 13, 2016

In the past few years, most nursing homes have been reducing the use of antipsychotic drugs in favor of non-pharmacological interventions. But some people with certain Alzheimer's symptoms have a much high risk of relapse if drugs are withdrawn.

History of stroke associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

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 | September 13, 2016

An analysis of two longitudinal studies has found a history of stroke was associated with a two-fold risk for both familial and sporadic forms of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD). 

Brookdale makes space for early Alzheimer’s residents

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 | September 13, 2016

The nation’s largest long-term care provider is expanding the continuum of care to offer a transitional space for residents with mild dementia who need more than assisted living but aren’t ready for memory care.