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New pharmacy approaches to diabetes management

July 26, 2017     Chuck Riepenhoff, RPh, CDE

Pharmacists are adopting adherence programs, collaborating with the clinical care team and reviewing new industry guidelines to maintain blood sugar levels and keep comorbidities in check.

Using fingertip receptors to improve memory

July 26, 2017     Patricia Derrick, Inventor, Brainpaths, LLC

By Patricia Derrick, Inventor, Brainpaths, LLC.

Repetitious sensory stimulation through finger tracings can improve memory and stregthen synapse connections. Braille-like textures and patterns allow residents to exercise their brains through their fingertips.

How to interact with someone who has dementia

July 24, 2017     Diane Mockbee, BS, AC-BC

NAAPCC’s Diane Mockbee shares the dos and don’ts on communicating with residents who have dementia.

Memory masterpieces

July 14, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

College students are empowering people with dementia to create works of art through a university program that’s opening minds—and hearts.

The volunteer perspective on making memory masterpieces

July 14, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Art is more than just beauty in the eye of the beholder. It’s a working experience that can draw out the humanity in everyone—even people with dementia. 

Mind games

July 10, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Researchers are reaching for new levels using video games technology for dementia treatments

Game on!

July 10, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Daily memory games help keep the brain in shape.

The challenges of Alzheimer's research

July 10, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Why is dementia research so complex? Why don't we have a cure yet? Many researchers now think the most important part of the dementia story comes long before symptoms appear.

IT change management in mergers and acquisitions

July 7, 2017     Greg Nicholas

When it comes to IT integrations following a merger or acquisition, managing the people is more important than managing the network cables and switches.

How the Senate healthcare bill could affect seniors

June 29, 2017     Kaiser Health News

The Senate’s proposed healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, calls for deep cuts to Medicaid. The program pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million seniors who live in nursing homes. 

CBO releases cost estimate, Senate delays vote on healthcare bill

June 27, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Senate’s version of healthcare reform would cut federal deficit, but also would make deep cuts to Medicaid at the federal and state levels.

One-on-one with...Annette Gunnerson

June 27, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Annette Gunnerson, the National Association of Activity Professional’s 2017 Activity Professional of the year, reflects on her nearly 30 years in long-term care and the increasing attention being paid to activities planning to improve the quality of life for residents, especially those with dementia.

Senate GOP bill calls for deep Medicaid cuts

June 22, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Senate Republicans have finally revealed their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It is similar to the House version but key differences could make it a tough sell among Republicans with a razor-thin margin for passage. 

LTC mergers and acquisitions: A CIO’s perspective

June 17, 2017     Greg Nicholas

When two LTC providers merge, they also combine all their IT strengths and weaknesses. Tackling integration and IT quality head-on can avoid service issues down the road.

Balancing resident safety with quality of life

June 13, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Four senior living executives weigh in on the threat of litigation and demands of helicopter children while providing a meaningful life for residents. 

A look through their eyes

June 5, 2017     Beth Thomas Hertz

What does your facility's interior space look like to a person with dementia? Two senior living design experts discuss common pitfalls that can can confuse residents with cognitive challenges and jeopardize their safety.

Breaking down the CBO report: How AHCA could affect seniors

May 28, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

How could the proposed AHCA legislation affect older adults? What could happen to Medicaid and the ability to find insurance coverage? We explain the actual CBO report section by section.

Spring Memory Care Forum gathers executive, clinical experts in dementia deep dive

May 25, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Nearly 200 attendees and 20 expert speakers gathered in Philadelphia for a two-day deep dive into the executive and clinical aspects of delivering the country’s most sophisticated memory care services.

Are you a transformational leader?

May 24, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Even the best staffs will get only so far without leaders who ask them to explore new ideas and push them to move beyond the status quo.

Live from the 2017 Spring Memory Care Forum

May 23, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Nearly 200 attendees and 20 expert speakers are gathering in Philadelphia for a two-day deep dive into the executive and clinical aspects of delivering the country’s most sophisticated memory care services.

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