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Adding the Personal Touch to Memory Care: A Conversation with PointClickCare’s Travis Palmquist and Murry Mercier

October 30, 2017  | 
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The majority of long term care communities highlight the importance of personalization to providing the best quality care to residents. And no wonder—research shows that knowing the needs of residents can better help to develop and implement successful care...

Center uses spa treatments to suppress dementia outbursts

January 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new program at an area nursing home uses touch and spa-like treatments to bring comfort to its end-of-life residents.

All arts can be beneficial for those with dementia

January 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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New research has shown that engaging in the arts may be just as beneficial as exercise.

Anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer's

January 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Anxiety could be one of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and it may manifest more than a decade before the illness strikes, according to researchers at Harvard University.

The impact of corporate webs on nursing home finances

January 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In what has become an increasingly common business arrangement, owners of nursing homes outsource a wide variety of goods and services to companies in which they have a financial interest or that they control.

Use of 'speed training' in dementia treatment

January 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Speed of cognitive training is a "low-risk, low-cost option that doesn't have side effects and will likely reduce your risk of developing dementia down the road."

Do not count on personality changes to identify early stages of dementia

January 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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For patients in the preclinical phase of dementia, personality changes are not a common occurrence prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Ways to keep those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia safe this winter

January 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Every year there are approximately 125,000 searches launched for missing dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, according to Project Far from Home, an Alzheimer’s education organization.

Focus on profit can take away from care quality in nursing homes

January 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The research is relatively consistent: Do mission-driven nonprofit organizations deliver higher quality care to elders?

Mood-boosting activities

January 5, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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What’s good for the mood may also be good for the brain, so engaging residents is key, especially during the dark days of winter. 

When lifts break

January 4, 2018  |  Kathleen Mears
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A broken Hoyer lift and shortage on lift pads means that SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears has to stay in bed for the foreseeable future. 

Hasbro, Brown University to add artificial intelligence to robotic cat

January 3, 2018  |  Brown University newsroom
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Brown University researchers are teaming up with Hasbro to add artificial intelligence technology to Hasbro's popular robotic cat.

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