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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.

Exercise helps slow the onset of dementia, but not once the disease takes effect, study shows

May 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A trial found that gym exercise did nothing to slow down the progress of the disease. 

Genome variation that may point to increased Alzheimer's risk discovered

May 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new article shows that the inheritance of small changes in DNA alters the expression of the PM20D1 gene and is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

UCLA receives $13.6 million to study dementia

May 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers will recruit 1,534 participants with dementia at four U.S. sites who will receive 18 months of care in either a health system-based or community-based dementia care system. 

A virtual reality: Alzheimer's cure turned from work into an online game

May 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Want to cure Alzheimer’s? Get in line. Researchers have long been puzzled by the disease and vexed by how long it’s taking to unravel its mysteries.

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