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P-Tau new suspect in cause of Alzheimer's

February 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The mass pursuit of a conspicuous suspect in Alzheimer’s disease may have encumbered research success for decades. Now, a ...

New study links excessive drinking with dementia risk

February 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Alcohol abuse is linked to an increased risk of dementia, with drinking disorders associated with a three-times greater risk of all types of the disease, a new study indicates.

CMS ranking leads to bonuses for Niagara Falls nursing home

February 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The medical center issued a statement saying this is believed to be the first time in New York that a nursing home has paid bonuses after receiving a performance payment from the state.

Fido helps not forget: the effect of robotic pets on memory disorders

February 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Robotic, or animatronic pets, are being used to soothe the anxiety and loneliness that individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia often experience.

Texas hospice center pushing proper disposal of opioids

February 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Cypress Basin Hospice in Mount Pleasant said it has joined a coalition aimed at preventing prescription drugs from falling into the hands of substance abusers.

Michigan moving toward long-term care under private plans

February 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Medicaid HMOs are promoting idea, but senior advocates and nursing homes are wary.

Pacific northwest care provider to pilot 'micro CCRC' with no skilled nursing

February 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Family of Companies recently announced it plans to open a “micro CCRC” in St. George, Utah.

How to manage wandering for dementia patients

February 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia will wander. 

Non-profits Atrium Health and Navicent to merge

February 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, and Navicent Health signed a letter of intent to merge, the organizations announced Thursday. 

Company launches new technology to compare nursing homes

February 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Users easily discover how a nursing home stands out, excels, or falls short compared to other facilities via automated, objective insights in straightforward English.