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Researchers connect degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer's

August 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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They say their findings could lead to new ways to identify people at high risk for Alzheimer's.

House bill would allow groups to use telemedicine for long-term care

August 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Proponents say using the technology to expand care access in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) could significantly reduce hospital admissions from by permitting Medicare to enter into value-based care arrangements with medical groups to provide care via...

Collaboration program lowers SNF-to-hospital readmissions

July 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Enhanced Care Program fosters collaboration between medical staff and patients in settings where nurse practitioners were available around the clock.

Nearly 100 Alzheimer's drugs in final development stages

July 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new report from top researchers says the number of drugs advancing through clinical phase two and phase three trials provides reason to believe that breakthroughs may be in the current pharmaceutical pipeline.

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...

Speaking up: tech firms and AARP partner on voice tech for seniors

June 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Two voice technology startups are partnering with AARP to personalize care for older patients with diabetes.

Medicare's telemedicine options change the future for seniors

June 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nearly 9 in 10 adults ages 40 and over would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or an aging loved one, says a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

New Jersey refocuses on oversight and care in nursing homes

May 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Legislators were focused on improving oversight and care in nursing homes and of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients Thursday as a string of health care bills got approval in committees this past week.

Study links antidepressant with increased dementia risk

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Study finds people who took a type of drug called anticholinergics were more likely to develop dementia. 

CDI infections abated by probiotics, according to studies

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Probiotics may hold the key to preventing Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) in hospital settings, according to new research published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of...

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...

Biotech company awarded grant to fight age-related disorders

April 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Research Triangle Park-based ZenBio has banked a new federal grant aimed at the treatment of age-related disorders. 

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