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Weighing the cost: treating or ignoring hearing loss in seniors

November 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Having hearing loss and not knowing it might translate into higher medical bills and other health problems for many seniors, two new studies suggest.

 
 

The battle between ratings, reviews, and real people in nursing homes

November 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In a world where ratings and reviews help shape consumer choice, long-term care has a major perception problem.

Five-minute neck scan seems to detect dementia much earlier, research shows

November 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. 

Non-profit nursing homes sales draw focus from NY Charities Bureau

November 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The state’s Charities Bureau this month released new guidance governing the sale of non-profit nursing homes to for-profit entities, citing concerns that the deals often fail to benefit vulnerable nursing home residents.

NYC approves its first CCRC

November 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In 2016, however, Mayor de Blasio’s administration approved some technical changes to the zoning law which would facilitate the creation of a diverse needs community in residential neighborhoods.

THC reduces Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice

November 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A substance that gives pot its kick appears to reduce the brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease – at least in mice.

Northern Light Beacon Health ACO and tech firm team up

November 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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It's the first health care organization in Maine to implement the PatientPing technology that will link it to a growing network of New England providers.

Certain dementia drugs may quicken Alzheimer's symptoms, decline

November 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“Clinical trials of new therapies for [Alzheimer’s disease] typically allow participants to continue receiving [cholinesterase inhibitors] and memantine during the trial if the dose remains stable,” Richard E. Kennedy, MD, PhD.

New study shows signs of Alzheimer's treatment with diabetes drug

November 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new study finds that people with Alzheimer's disease who also took antidiabetes medication exhibited fewer molecular markers of the neurological condition.

Senate committee releases unfavorable report on nursing home emergency preparedness

November 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Compiled by the Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Finance, the report — titled “Sheltering in Danger” — specifically looked at operators’ responses to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017.