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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."

Pfizer ending company's Alzheimer's research

January 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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According to news sources, Pfizer expects its decision to result in the elimination of 300 positions from the neuroscience discovery and early development programs.

The benefits of cognitive therapy

January 2, 2018  |  Kristy Brown, Tamara Althoff and Pam Brooks
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Cognitive therapy offers caregivers a tool to determine an individual’s cognitive and functional level, which can offer specific therapy recommendations that can keep the person active, social and involved. 

Synching memories through sleep

December 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research has found making memories may be tied to the synchronization of brain waves and that age and dementia can slow those rhythms down. 

Pet therapy is for the birds

December 27, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Senior living providers are learning a bird in the hand is worth a lot to seniors who suffer from loneliness.

The geography of dementia rates

December 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The dementia rates in rural areas have dropped faster than rates in urban areas, but the reason might be surprising, notes a study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Editors' pick: Top 10 memory care stories for 2017

December 21, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors
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Memory care was top of mind for all provider sectors this year. The introduction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ dementia-focused surveys, updates to the RAI Manual and definition changes in the state SOMs gave providers many reasons to...

Dementia rates: rural vs urban areas

December 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The dementia rates in rural areas have dropped faster than rates in urban areas, but the reason might be surprising, notes a study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Holiday traditions: One-on-one with...Denise Scruggs

December 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year by using time-honored traditions and faith-based celebrations to engage residents with dementia. 

Alzheimer’s diagnosis: Would you want to know?

December 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A British survey shows that most people feel the knowledge of the diagnosis would be valuable even if the disease has no cure.

U of MN develops retinal camera to detect Alzheimer’s earlier

December 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The high-tech retinal imaging captures clues to early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and could speed medication development.

Remember or forget? The complex role of scent in memory

December 11, 2017  |  The Scripps Research Institute
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Scent-associated memories are among the strongest and most lasting, but how does the brain decide which memories to keep and which to discard over time?

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