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How to interact with someone who has dementia

July 24, 2017  |  Diane Mockbee, BS, AC-BC
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NAAPCC’s Diane Mockbee shares the dos and don’ts on communicating with residents who have dementia.

House authorizes $400M for Alzheimer’s research

July 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $400 million increase in dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2018.

Memory masterpieces

July 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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
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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
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Researchers are reaching for new levels using video games technology for dementia treatments

One-on-one with...Annette Gunnerson

June 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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...

Genetic risk and poor diet could lead to memory loss

June 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research suggests a relationship with diet and plaque for those with the ApoE4 gene mutation.

Lessons from Mary

June 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Mary L. Radnofsky, PhD, is helping caregivers reassess how they think about dementia and how they interact with residents who have cognitive decline. And as a person with a neurodegenerative disease, she should know.

Coloring for a connection

June 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new coloring book from Maria Shriver is designed to help people with dementia bond with loved ones. 

Experts issue new Lewy body dementia guidelines

June 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium has updated its diagnostic and management recommendations after more than a decade.

A look through their eyes

June 5, 2017  |  Beth Thomas Hertz
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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.

Researching memory care design

June 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A university lecturer has been awarded a grant to continue her research on how spatial configuration and design in long-term care facilities influences residents with dementia. 

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