Resident Care

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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New proposed focus for Alzheimer’s research: iron

A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer's disease, which could provide new avenues for future research.

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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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International panel says caregivers should focus on non-drug treatment for dementia

An international panel of 11 clinical and research experts from around the world reviewed the most current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment recommendations for these symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Nursing home admissions halted after resident’s injury, lack of treatment

The patient fractured her knees while falling out of bed in front of a nurse assistant, then complained of "intense pain," state records show. 

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Raleigh startup hopes to use AI to analyze, treat Alzheimer’s

A Raleigh start-up that has created an AI-based system to collect data and offer advice on the treatment of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease says it’s now working to expand the number of clinics it works with.

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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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Women’s pregnancy, reproductive history may directly impact dementia risk

Research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 in Chicago highlighted sex differences associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease across the life course.

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Largest Alzheimer’s genetic database soon to open for researchers, investigators

The portal for the National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) is currently undergoing beta testing involving a small number of investigators, with broader access slated to begin next month.

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