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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. 

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.

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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