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Wellness coaches help seniors not only survive, but thrive

December 13, 2017  |  Melissa Bailey, KHN

A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Home care workers need more training in dementia care: PHI brief

December 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Most states don’t yet require dementia training for home care workers. Will deeper training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias become the market differentiator in the home care sector?

Saber expands telemedicine offerings

December 12, 2017  |  Businesswire

TripleCare will provide telemedicine services to more Saber SNFs, increasing a three-year relationship.

The polypharmacy epidemic

December 12, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News

Medication management can reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions, many of which have potentially harmful side effects, and can improve overall health. 

Alzheimer’s diagnosis: Would you want to know?

December 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A British survey shows that most people feel the knowledge of the diagnosis would be valuable even if the disease has no cure.

U of MN develops retinal camera to detect Alzheimer’s earlier

December 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The high-tech retinal imaging captures clues to early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and could speed medication development.

Remember or forget? The complex role of scent in memory

December 11, 2017  |  The Scripps Research Institute

Scent-associated memories are among the strongest and most lasting, but how does the brain decide which memories to keep and which to discard over time?

ADA releases 2018 diabetes care guidelines

December 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Many of the new care recommendations involve adults with hypertension or cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes.

Lyft expands healthcare offerings

December 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The rideshare company announced its latest partnership with startup company Circulation to expand non-emergency medical transportation options. 

Flu activity could be earlier, worse than last year: CDC

December 7, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The 2017-2018 flu season is just beginning, but experts hint that it could ramp up earlier and be more severe than usual.