Memory Care Leadership

Involving the Wider Community

It’s not always easy, but bringing the outside world to your residents can benefit everyone involved.

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New memory care day program takes patients back to better times

Called Glenner Town Square, the 8,500-square-foot village includes 13 storefronts surrounding a faux grass-lined park with benches. It’s built inside a light-industrial building with 24-foot ceilings on Main Street.

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Government, scientists want to redefine Alzheimer’s to improve research

In the U.S., about 5.7 million have Alzheimer’s under its current definition, which is based on memory problems and other symptoms. 

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New Hampshire data highlights younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease

While advancements are being made to treat older patients with Alzheimer’s, patients with the younger-onset form of the disease often face delayed diagnosis and a lack of resources.

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Iowa City seeks volunteers for Alzheimer’s study

Volunteers in Iowa are needed to take part in the third phase of a long-running study on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Research director Dr. Michael Weiner says volunteers will be visiting the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.

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Greenwich aims for town-wide dementia awareness

As Greenwich continues to pursue its AARP designation as an Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly town, a “Dementia Friends Training” event will be held at the Senior Center next week.

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Scientists remove Alzheimer’s-associated amyloid brain plaque in mice

New animal research shines a light on a therapy designed to rid the brain of much of the sticky amyloid plaque associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease.

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South Carolina has highest Alzheimer’s death rate, report shows

South Carolina led the nation in terms of the percent of its population that died of Alzheimer's disease in 2015, a new report shows. 

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Littleton program connects generations

"The visits benefit both parties. Kids learn to respect and have compassion for their elders. Residents get to interact with visitors, which many don't have often."

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