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New predictive tool may identify the risk of dementia within Parkinson's

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Montreal Parkinson Risk of Dementia Scale (MoPaRDS), which comprises 8 simple clinical variables, is effective for predicting the risk for dementia in patients with Parkinson disease(PD), according to findings from a multicenter study published in JAMA...

Brown University receives $100M donation for brain disease research

April 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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One of the largest gifts in Brown University history, from Brown graduate Robert J. Carney and his wife, Nancy D. Carney, is intended to quicken the pace of neuroscience research in R.I., with the potential to develop new treatments and cures for such...

Alzheimer's Association raises awareness for state senate bill

April 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The bill passed the State House of Representatives unanimously at the end of January. 

New memory care day program takes patients back to better times

April 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Called Glenner Town Square, the 8,500-square-foot village includes 13 storefronts surrounding a faux grass-lined park with benches. It’s built inside a light-industrial building with 24-foot ceilings on Main Street.

Virginia-based memory care provider plans to expand into Ohio

April 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Artis paid $1.5 million for the acreage at 286 SOM Center Road, according to Cuyahoga County land records.

San Diego organization to receive million dollar grant to research Alzheimer's disease

April 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A San Diego research institute has been awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to fund critical research for families devastated by Alzheimer's Disease.  

Girl Scout troop works with assisted living facility on dementia sensitivity training

April 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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An assisted living facility partnered with a local Girl Scout troop to provide hands-on sensitivity training to those with loved ones living with dementia.

Many treatments that target beta-amyloid protein are experimental for Alzheimer's

April 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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These beta-amyloid plaques are the focus of many experimental treatments that researchers are currently developing. 

Government, scientists want to redefine Alzheimer's to improve research

April 11, 2018  | 
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In the U.S., about 5.7 million have Alzheimer’s under its current definition, which is based on memory problems and other symptoms. 

New Hampshire data highlights younger-onset Alzheimer's disease

April 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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While advancements are being made to treat older patients with Alzheimer’s, patients with the younger-onset form of the disease often face delayed diagnosis and a lack of resources.

Medicaid-eligible memory care unit opens in Buffalo

April 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The first Medicaid-eligible memory care assisted living program in New York state was launched Thursday at Briarwood Manor.

Iowa City seeks volunteers for Alzheimer's study

April 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Volunteers in Iowa are needed to take part in the third phase of a long-running study on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Research director Dr. Michael Weiner says volunteers will be visiting the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.

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