Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Wilder, Alzheimer’s Association call for imagination to end disease

A bold new campaign shows how dementia can cause creativity to disappear and leads to confusion. Read More »

Memory care residents comfort victims of Hurricane Harvey

Residents with dementia made toys for children in Texas who were affected by the hurricane.  Read More »

LifeAssist joins trial for medication management, care coordination

The company's technology has been selected to participate in a Canadian project to study medication compliance and care coordination in home-based and long-term care patients. Read More »

Wisconsin considers dementia legislation

Four Republican Assembly members have drafted bills to provide support for those with dementia and their families.  Read More »

An integrated approach to memory care

Heritage Senior Living has developed a person-centered approach for memory care that is supported by physical surroundings. Read More »

Hypertension in the female 40s: A big risk-booster for dementia

Increased risk factors for dementia can begin earlier in life than you think, especially for hypertensive women. Read More »

Alzheimer’s disease and tetanus

Researchers from the UK have promising findings that a vaccine derived from a cucumber virus could be a preventive treatment for Alzheimer's disease.  Read More »

Post-traumatic stress, sleep and dementia

The connection between trauma and dementia is gaining in attention, but some researchers say sleep also is a crucial factor in how the brain deals with cellular degeneration. Read More »

ASA, senior care sites join Gillette’s pilot of ‘assisted shaving’ razor

Care sites in the United States and the United Kingdom will test the razor, billed as the world’s first razor designed for shaving someone else. Read More »

Oh, baby! Doll therapy gets real

Artists create life-like dolls to awaken nurturing instincts in residents who participate in doll therapy. Read More »

Creature comforts

Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying. Read More »

Diagnosing Lewy body disease at earlier stages

Research breakthrough: Scientists have identified symptoms that could lead to earlier diagnosis of Lewy body mild cognitive impairment. Read More »

Researchers study links between smell disorders and dementia

The study is the latest attempt to develop better olfactory tests that might be used to detect early stages of neurodegeneration. Read More »

NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

Co-workers at the assisted living community said they were ordered to let a memory care resident fall out of her wheelchair so the fall could be used as an excuse to remove the resident from the unit, according to police. Read More »

Growing new life

Eldergrow is bringing the outdoors inside and sowing joy and purpose for residents.  Read More »

UC San Diego, IBM Watson team up to study mild cognitive impairment

The study will use sensors, wearables and even gut bacteria to study how seniors with mild cognitive impairment think and remember. Read More »

Google Street View takes dementia on the road

One of Google’s most popular apps is being used to take people with dementia on a special bike ride down memory lane. Read More »

A new reality

Virtual reality technology gives seniors life beyond four walls. Read More »

Dining with dignity

A Massachusetts couple sent diningware back to the drawing board to help older adults retain independence longer. Read More »

Innovation center for aging opens in Kentucky

A new innovation focused on enhancing quality of life for seniors will open its doors in Louisville, Kentucky, the world's largest hub for aging care.  Read More »

Seniors take fashion week by storm

Trend-setters at Belmont Village in Illinois host a fundraiser in high fashion. Read More »

Senior housing operator adds special touch to dementia care

This month, Pathway to Living opens the first senior housing community in the United States that offers Australia-based Spark of Life Philosophy, a treatment and support program for people with dementia. Read More »

Dementia medication interactions

Medications designed to combat dementia symptoms often interact with other medications, creating a swirl of adverse drug events, says ASCP president Joseph Marek, RPh, CPG. Read More »

The 2017 OPTIMA Award in Memory Care

Congrats to Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Issaquah, Washington, winner of the inaugural OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care! Read More »

Fostering a sense of self in dementia care

Dementia expert and author John Zeisel, PhD, discusses the “I’m Still Here” care model at the Memory Care Forum in San Diego. Read More »

An algorithm to determine Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have developed an algorithm to recognize early signs of dementia with impressive accuracy. Read More »

Senate votes to increase dementia research in FY2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved funding an additional $414 million for dementia and Alzheimer’s research in the coming fiscal year.  Read More »

Sea Hero Quest immerses players in new world of dementia research

The mobile game that’s helping researchers collect and better understand navigation paths with dementia is going a step further through virtual reality. Read More »

A virtual assistant to help people with Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian researchers are building a prototype of a virtual assistant that could help people with memory loss complete daily tasks. Read More »

Sensory garden engages residents with dementia to touch, smell their surroundings

An Australian town has built a unique garden where visitors are encouraged to smell—and touch—the roses. Read More »