Resident Care

USC scientists map brain with relation to Alzheimer’s

Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world's most complex structure -- the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain's memory bank.

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High-intensity therapy being used in skilled nursing for near-death patients

As the skilled nursing industry prepares for a shift away from therapy as a primary reimbursement driver, a new study raises questions about the use of high-intensity therapy minutes at the end of residents’ lives.

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Scientists see positive results with senolytic therapies and Alzheimer’s

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer's disease.

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CDC predicts dementia issues will nearly double by 2060

In 2014, 5 million Americans — or 1.6 percent of the population — felt the burden of the diseases.

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Scientists develop ability for computer avatars to detect dementia

This technique developed by a team from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology involves learning characteristics of sounds of elderly people who answer easy questions.

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Some doctors push notion that Alzheimer’s could be infectious

Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ?

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AARP ranks Oklahoma low in quality of care, other key categories

Several important indicators gauging the quality of care in Oklahoma’s nursing homes rank near or at the bottom in the U.S., according to a recent report released by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

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As models change, clinicians are poised to lead healthcare into value-based care

"Clinicians are the face of healthcare. We interface with patients, care for them, engage their families and we are a go-to resource in day-to-day treatment."

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Researchers find liver drug has benefits for Alzheimer’s treatment

Research reveals that an existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be employed in Alzheimer's disease therapy. The drug "heals" malfunctioning elements at cellular level.

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Texas nursing home tests positive for legionella bacteria

This bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease and can be fatal. 

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