Resident Care

Local performers put on memory care play

Arthur Monsetin is a fictional character, but the story of his fading memory and declining comprehension is one that will ring true to the millions of Americans suffering from dementia, and the family members who struggle along with them.

Read More >>

National Institute on Aging provides grant for brain activity biomarker research

This project addresses the growing unmet need for alternative approaches to mitigating cognitive decline by introducing a robot companion that will interact and motivate patients in order to reinforce therapeutic behavior

Read More >>

Antipsychotic medicine proven ineffective for dementia

Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

Read More >>

Alzheimer’s Association releases new appropriate use criteria for procedures

The appropriate use criteria (AUC) is available online by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association as an article in press, corrected proof.

Read More >>

USC scientists map brain with relation to Alzheimer’s

Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world's most complex structure -- the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain's memory bank.

Read More >>

High-intensity therapy being used in skilled nursing for near-death patients

As the skilled nursing industry prepares for a shift away from therapy as a primary reimbursement driver, a new study raises questions about the use of high-intensity therapy minutes at the end of residents’ lives.

Read More >>

Scientists see positive results with senolytic therapies and Alzheimer’s

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer's disease.

Read More >>

CDC predicts dementia issues will nearly double by 2060

In 2014, 5 million Americans — or 1.6 percent of the population — felt the burden of the diseases.

Read More >>

Scientists develop ability for computer avatars to detect dementia

This technique developed by a team from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology involves learning characteristics of sounds of elderly people who answer easy questions.

Read More >>

Some doctors push notion that Alzheimer’s could be infectious

Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ?

Read More >>