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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. 

The sound of participation

December 18, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Boston startup is helping residents stay involved by bringing conversations up close and personal to combat hearing loss.

Friendships: the key to aging well

December 14, 2017  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
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Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories. 

Holiday traditions: One-on-one with...Denise Scruggs

December 14, 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. 

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?

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

December 1, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy. 

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

November 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy. 

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