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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. 

Mobility aids increase falls risk with dementia

May 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers examine the likelihood of falling when people with dementia use a cane or walker. 

Exercise trims dementia risk

May 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A meta-analysis has found seniors who exercise at moderate-to-vigorous intensity have a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. 

Memory Cafes allow cognitively impaired to 'just be'

May 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Memory Cafes, a concept born in the Netherlands, are growing in popularity across the country as a way for families and those with cognitive impairment to communicate and socialize on their own terms.

Senior prom

May 18, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An Autumn Leaves facility is hosting the formal promenade for its senior residents with dementia.

Making a masterpiece

May 17, 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. 

When a picture costs $1M

May 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Texas nursing home is being sued for negligence after a CNA captured footage of a sleeping resident rubbing feces on her face. 

Smooth sailing on the dementia cruise

May 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An Alzheimer’s organization is planning a seven-day Caribbean cruise where people with dementia and their loved ones can relax, learn about the disease and meet others in the same boat. 

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