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Alzheimer’s diagnosis: Would you want to know?

December 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A British survey shows that most people feel the knowledge of the diagnosis would be valuable even if the disease has no cure.

U of MN develops retinal camera to detect Alzheimer’s earlier

December 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The high-tech retinal imaging captures clues to early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and could speed medication development.

Remember or forget? The complex role of scent in memory

December 11, 2017  |  The Scripps Research Institute
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Scent-associated memories are among the strongest and most lasting, but how does the brain decide which memories to keep and which to discard over time?

Simulating the sounds of dementia

December 4, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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An Australian team has created a simulation to mimic how people with dementia hear, and it could affect the way memory care centers are designed.

Benzos may impact Alzheimer's lifespan

December 4, 2017  | 
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Benzodiazepines, prescribed to lessen insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an earlier death in those with Alzheimer’s disease.

Refusing to be spoon-fed

November 21, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A Washington state agency has drafted guidelines for people with dementia who don’t want to receive oral foods or fluids. 

Bill Gates invests $100M toward Alzheimer’s treatments

November 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Gates is investing his own fortune toward dementia research and startups exploring new treatments.

Healthcare isn’t ready for Alzheimer’s treatments, study finds

November 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Administering dementia treatments may be more difficult than developing them, according to a RAND report on healthcare infrastructure. 

Personalized doors help residents with dementia to find their way

November 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Door decals are giving a Canadian memory care facility a new look and helping residents with wayfinding and navigation.

One-on-one with...Denise Scruggs

November 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year by using time-honored traditions and faith-based celebrations to engage residents with dementia. 

AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

November 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.

Shopping for good

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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 A Virginia resale boutique pledged $125k toward a memory care retrofit at an area senior living facility.

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