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Story of my life

January 13, 2017  |  Beth Thomas Hertz
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Taking a deeper, much more extensive look at a resident's life history is becoming a key part of progressive care plans, especially for those with dementia.

Change in dementia care begins with caring for family

January 3, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A recent article in the AMA Journal of Ethics emphasizes the ethical obligation of clinicians to reach out to loved ones of residents with dementia. 

Aide fired for slapping resident with dementia

January 3, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A memory care aide has been fired and charged with assault and disorderly conduct for slapping a resident who wandered out of bed during the night.

Antipsychotics increase mortality risk among people with dementia

December 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers found another reason for trying nonpharmacological interventions to calm agitated people with dementia. 

AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly partner for dementia drug

December 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Big pharma teams up to test a new drug that could slow progress of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dressing residents with dignity

December 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A New York woman has started a collection to help area residents get new or gently used clothes, a simple gesture that reminds us dressing is more than a matter of appearances.

MIND your diet

December 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Can your diet delay the onset of dementia? Researchers are finding that what you eat can be a key part of a brain-healthy lifestyle.

CMS offers compliance guidelines to HCBS settings on wandering

December 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released compliance guideline fact sheet for home- and community-based providers who care for people who exhibit wandering or exit-seeking.

A year of memory care

December 19, 2016  |  Long-Term Living Editors
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Long-Term Living editors take stock of a year filled with advancements, setbacks and kittens in memory care news. 

Remembering Christmas traditions

December 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The holiday season is filled with memories, which can be an entryway to connect with people with dementia.

Untangling Alzheimer’s research

December 19, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Why is dementia research so challenging? Editors from the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association explain how far the research community has come—and how far it still has to go.

Santa forgets Christmas in new Alzheimer's ad

December 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The make believe story of how Santa forgets Christmas is part of a new ad campaign to highlight the magic--and importance--of dementia research this holiday season. 

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