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National Institute on Aging calls for research, science at summit to combat Alzheimer's

May 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“This is a critical time in Alzheimer's research, with new opportunities to build upon what we have learned,” said NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D.

Memory care facility faces multi-million dollar lawsuit

May 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A multi-million dollar lawsuit has been filed against a Eugene memory care facility by a former patient’s son, related to a severe scabies outbreak in 2016 that state authorities allege contributed to at least three patient deaths.

NHI acquires assisted living and memory care communities for nearly $70M

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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National Health Investors Inc has acquired five assisted living/memory care communities for $69.75 million. The properties, which will be leased to a Bickford Senior Living affiliate, are based in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Another Alzheimer's drug shut down in the late stages of research

February 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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 Merck & Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer’s drug because it was unlikely to work.

Interactive tech improving engagement with memory care residents

February 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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An interactive technology platform is transforming how some memory care facilities and retirement communities are engaging their residents.

Aging rescue dog finds shelter in nursing home

January 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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"He's appropriately placed in a geriatric home," said Executive Director Brenda Negron with a laugh. "He's amazing."

Researchers given grant to repurpose drugs for Alzheimer's treatment

January 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's...

Pfizer ending company's Alzheimer's research

January 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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According to news sources, Pfizer expects its decision to result in the elimination of 300 positions from the neuroscience discovery and early development programs.

Mood-boosting activities

January 5, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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What’s good for the mood may also be good for the brain, so engaging residents is key, especially during the dark days of winter. 

Mourning before death

January 3, 2018  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
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Families may be grieving how cognition or illness have diminished the capacity of a loved one, stirring up emotions that aren’t usually acknowledged until after death. Caregivers have an opportunity to ease the anticipatory loss or long goodbye to help...

The benefits of cognitive therapy

January 2, 2018  |  Kristy Brown, Tamara Althoff and Pam Brooks
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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. 

Synching memories through sleep

December 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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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