Clinical

Nursing home residents experience mystery respiratory illness

An increase in respiratory illness at a local nursing home has prompted an investigation to determine if viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as influenza and Legionnaires’ disease have contaminated its air and water systems.

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Experts push for standardization in Parkinson’s research

This includes recommendations for the types of biomarkers researchers should identify to aid in the development of new treatments.

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Alzheimer’s, down syndrome vaccine trial hits important milestones

Start of Phase 2 trial with ACI-24 in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease with first patient enrolled.

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ALS, dementia issues may stem from rogue proteins

Inherited forms of both diseases have been traced to gene mutations associated with an abnormal buildup of the RNA-binding protein, TDP-43, in the brain.

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Researchers connect degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer’s

They say their findings could lead to new ways to identify people at high risk for Alzheimer's.

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

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 telemedicine consultations.

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Collaboration program lowers SNF-to-hospital readmissions

The Enhanced Care Program fosters collaboration between medical staff and patients in settings where nurse practitioners were available around the clock.

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Nearly 100 Alzheimer’s drugs in final development stages

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.

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Study connects dementia and chronic inflammation

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 affect brain health.

 

 

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

Two voice technology startups are partnering with AARP to personalize care for older patients with diabetes.

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