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Adult swim: how a dip in the pool can help dementia patients and care professionals

May 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Specially organised 'dementia friendly' swimming sessions can be beneficial to people with dementia and their carers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health.

Nursing shortage, high turnover impact assisted living centers

May 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Texas Panhandle's large population of older residents could be impacted due to a nursing shortage facing the entire country.

Senior centers continue to move from ink to efficiency with EHRs

May 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Senior Housing Companies, which offers assisted living services and healthcare to individuals living in retirement communities, was dependent upon manual paper processing to manage its 17 senior living communities in Iowa.

Alzheimer's caretakers find strength in each other

May 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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There’s almost nowhere else caretakers can talk this candidly and be fully understood.

Johnson & Johnson stops mid-stage Alzheimer's trials

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Some trial participants showed serious elevations of liver enzymes and the company concluded that the benefit-risk ratio offered by the drug no longer supported its development.

Oklahoma looks to hire nurses as health care inspectors

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Hospitals, surgical centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other medical providers have to undergo regular inspections if they want to receive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

AI improves stroke, dementia diagnosis

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Machine learning has detected one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke, in the most widely used form of brain scan (CT), more accurately than current methods.

Nursing home workers still waiting for wage increases in Massachusetts

May 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Following several extensions and lapsed deadlines, 12 nursing homes are still not in compliance with state regulations, according to the report from the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Exercise helps slow the onset of dementia, but not once the disease takes effect, study shows

May 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A trial found that gym exercise did nothing to slow down the progress of the disease. 

Argentum to launch multi-year plan for improved care

May 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“The industry is doing an exceptional job providing quality care and service and Argentum is here to provide additional support,” James Balda, Argentum president and CEO, said in a press release.