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AHCA: A bright year ahead

October 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Mark Parkinson, CEO of the American Health Care Association, shared his optimistic view for the senior living industry in his opening remarks of the 68th annual AHCA/NCAL Conference and Expo.

Diagnosing Lewy body disease at earlier stages

October 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Research breakthrough: Scientists have identified symptoms that could lead to earlier diagnosis of Lewy body mild cognitive impairment.

Oh, baby! Doll therapy gets real

October 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Artists create life-like dolls to awaken nurturing instincts in residents who participate in doll therapy.

Researchers study links between smell disorders and dementia

October 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The study is the latest attempt to develop better olfactory tests that might be used to detect early stages of neurodegeneration.

Stuck in the status quo

October 12, 2017  |  Denise Boudreau-Scott
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Fresh thinking and attention to organizational culture can improve care outcomes for residents, employee morale, reduce turnover and improve profits.

Fur-ever homes for man’s best friend

October 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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It’s a doggone heartwarming story of how pet companions can fight depression and reduce isolation.

Best Buy tests the senior monitoring market

October 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The electronic giant is betting baby boomers will spend plenty to keep an eye on grandma.

NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

October 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Co-workers at the assisted living community said they were ordered to let a memory care resident fall out of her wheelchair so the fall could be used as an excuse to remove the resident from the unit, according to police.

Oregon expands electronic POLST for end-of-life care

October 10, 2017  |  KHN
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The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.

Creature comforts

October 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying.