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UT Medical Center expands Alzheimer's research

January 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Inspired by coach Summitt's vision, The Pat Summitt Clinic opened its doors in January 2017.

Center uses spa treatments to suppress dementia outbursts

January 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new program at an area nursing home uses touch and spa-like treatments to bring comfort to its end-of-life residents.

All arts can be beneficial for those with dementia

January 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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New research has shown that engaging in the arts may be just as beneficial as exercise.

Anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer's

January 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Anxiety could be one of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and it may manifest more than a decade before the illness strikes, according to researchers at Harvard University.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2018 National “Educating America” Tour

January 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The tour will be visiting 14 states to raise Alzheimer’s awareness, promote early detection and provide individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers and the general public with information about Alzheimer’s related programs, support services and...

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...

Use of 'speed training' in dementia treatment

January 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Speed of cognitive training is a "low-risk, low-cost option that doesn't have side effects and will likely reduce your risk of developing dementia down the road."

Do not count on personality changes to identify early stages of dementia

January 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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For patients in the preclinical phase of dementia, personality changes are not a common occurrence prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Ways to keep those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia safe this winter

January 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Every year there are approximately 125,000 searches launched for missing dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, according to Project Far from Home, an Alzheimer’s education organization.

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. 

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