Memory Care Leadership

Making the Holidays Brighter

Integrating families and the wider community can make a potentially lonely time brighter for residents. Read More >>

Handling the Finances for a Senior with Dementia

For family and caregivers, handling someone else’s finances can be a difficult task, particularly when that individual is afflicted with dementia. Read More >>

Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Music can reach people in ways other therapies cannot.

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Virtual Reality and Reminiscence Therapy

New technology can make remembering a more enjoyable experience for people with dementia. Read More >>

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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The benefits of cognitive therapy

Cognitive therapy offers caregivers a tool to determine an individual’s cognitive and functional level, which can offer specific therapy recommendations that can keep the person active, social and involved. 

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Synching memories through sleep

New research has found making memories may be tied to the synchronization of brain waves and that age and dementia can slow those rhythms down. 

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Pet therapy is for the birds

Senior living providers are learning a bird in the hand is worth a lot to seniors who suffer from loneliness.

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The geography of dementia rates

The dementia rates in rural areas have dropped faster than rates in urban areas, but the reason might be surprising, notes a study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Editors’ pick: Top 10 memory care stories for 2017

Memory care was top of mind for all provider sectors this year. The introduction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ dementia-focused surveys, updates to the RAI Manual and definition changes in the state SOMs gave providers many reasons to improve their quality of care for residents with cognitive decline.

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