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Alzheimer's bill would authorize $37 million for research, care

June 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Public health leaders and caregivers coalesced Tuesday behind an effort to focus attention and funding on Alzheimer’s disease.

Patients, families consider social and financial impact for Alzheimer's treatment

June 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Earlier in the year, a report released by the Alzheimer’s Association stated the annual cost of providing care for Americans with Alzheimer’s disease had reached $277 billion.

Virtual Dementia Tour provides a 20-minute dementia experience

June 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The 20-minute experience simulates the effects of aging and dementia, giving the viewer the opportunity to walk in the loved one’s shoes.

Study shows Visual Association Test valuable in the identification of raised dementia risk

June 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers concluded that the VAT “can help to distinguish those at increased risk of developing dementia (requiring counseling, additional examination, or both) from those in whom watchful waiting is justified.”

Something to Sleep On— How to Improve Sleep for Residents with Dementia

June 12, 2018  |  Jane Belt, RN, MS, RAC-MT, RAC-CT, QCP, Curriculum Development Specialist, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination
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When caring for residents with dementia, one quickly realizes that a common problem is sleep—too much or too little. If too little, not only is the resident not getting needed sleep, but the sleepless resident’s behaviors can disturb other residents.

Video game connects players to dementia

June 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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When you’re playing Before I Forget, wandering around a house inspecting everyday objects, trying to trigger a memory, it feels like a lot of narrative-driven video games: you’re attempting to piece together a story using clues left behind.

National Institute on Aging calls for research, science at summit to combat Alzheimer's

May 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“This is a critical time in Alzheimer's research, with new opportunities to build upon what we have learned,” said NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D.

Dementia Care, Antipsychotics, and the New Survey Process

May 24, 2018  |  Jane Belt, RN, MS, RAC-MT, RAC-CT, QCP, Curriculum Development Specialist, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination
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Dementia is increasingly prevalent among nursing facility residents, and facility leaders have been under a lot of pressure to specialize care to meet the growing need.

Adult swim: how a dip in the pool can help dementia patients and care professionals

May 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Specially organised 'dementia friendly' swimming sessions can be beneficial to people with dementia and their carers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health.

Alzheimer's caretakers find strength in each other

May 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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There’s almost nowhere else caretakers can talk this candidly and be fully understood.

Johnson & Johnson stops mid-stage Alzheimer's trials

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Some trial participants showed serious elevations of liver enzymes and the company concluded that the benefit-risk ratio offered by the drug no longer supported its development.

AI improves stroke, dementia diagnosis

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Machine learning has detected one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke, in the most widely used form of brain scan (CT), more accurately than current methods.

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