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Nursing homes take part in National Alzheimer's Poetry Project

July 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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On Tuesday morning, 16 residents gathered in a circle along with several staff members while the founder of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, Gary Glazner, recited poems in a repeat-after-me format.

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Georgia institute to begin "Dealing with Dementia" training

July 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Caregivers of people with dementia have access to training that makes life a little easier thanks to a new program offered through Big Bend Hospice Inc.

Biogen sees positive results in Alzheimer's trial, shares

July 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Biogen Inc. shares surged more than 18% Friday after the biotechnology company and Tokyo-based Eisai Co. Ltd. announced positive results from a mid-stage trial of a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Study connects dementia and chronic inflammation

July 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Heightened levels of brain inflammation biomarkers have been linked to the development of dementia, but it remains unclear whether inflammation must be present long-term in order to...

Alzheimer's Association should see healthy amount of proposed $401 million funding increase

July 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Alzheimer’s Association, its advocacy arm the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement and its nationwide network of advocates are celebrating another proposed funding increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health.

New dementia study connects back to Cold War aptitude test

July 3, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers hope to identify factors that help prevent Alzheimer's disease by comparing the test scores from nearly 60 years ago to health status now.

The WHO's focus on dementia

July 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The WHO Global Action Plan focuses on the public health's response to dementia, and outlines ways in which governments can address the health and social aspects of the condition.

Bill would ban future residents with dementia, hospice needs from 12 DC facilities

June 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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If passed, a local Council bill in Washington, D.C., would ban the 12 assisted living communities in the nation’s capital from accepting residents who have been diagnosed with dementia or need hospice care.

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.”

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