Alzheimer’s/Dementia

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 »

The benefits of dysphagia evaluations

Speech language pathologists outline the advantages of instrumental evaluations to capture residents’ swallowing abilities for diagnosing dysphagia.  Read More »

An eye test for Alzheimer’s

Researchers may have found a noninvasive technique that detects dementia with the same accuracy as traditional standard invasive methods.  Read More »

Faulty sense of smell can be indicator of dementia

A Canadian study has connected memory loss and a confused nose. Could it lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease?  Read More »

Advance directive struggle for Alzheimer’s resident

A resident's advance directive has turned into a legal battle with family members who say the assisted living provider shouldn't be helping her eat. Read More »

A fresh perspective

A British arts program is trying to change the public perception of dementia Read More »

Researcher explores new cause of Alzheimer’s

A study of the naked mole rat has led a researcher to explore the connection between bone loss and Alzheimer’s pathology. Read More »

The 2017 OPTIMA Award winner for Excellence in Memory Care

I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winner of the inaugural OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care. Read More »

And the 2017 OPTIMA Award winners are…

I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care and this year’s new award, the OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care. Read More »

Singer-songwriter Glen Campbell dies of Alzheimer’s at 81

Despite 21 Top 40 hits, dozens of albums and several appearances on the silver screen, the music legend may end up being best known for his brave and open approach to his own disease. Read More »

Dementia diagnosis affects outlook on life

Penn Medicine researchers have found that a dementia diagnosis can cause people with the neurodegenerative disease to report lower self-assessments on their quality of life.  Read More »

Tufts report: Statewide efforts needed for dementia-friendly communities

The extensive demographic analysis examines Massachussetts' readiness to care for its growing population of older adults. How would your state fare under the report's recommendations? Read More »