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Lessons from Mary

June 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Mary L. Radnofsky, PhD, is helping caregivers reassess how they think about dementia and how they interact with residents who have cognitive decline. And as a person with a neurodegenerative disease, she should know.

Coloring for a connection

June 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new coloring book from Maria Shriver is designed to help people with dementia bond with loved ones. 

Experts issue new Lewy body dementia guidelines

June 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium has updated its diagnostic and management recommendations after more than a decade.

Researching memory care design

June 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A university lecturer has been awarded a grant to continue her research on how spatial configuration and design in long-term care facilities influences residents with dementia. 

Exercise trims dementia risk

May 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A meta-analysis has found seniors who exercise at moderate-to-vigorous intensity have a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. 

End-stage dementia and unnecessary drugs

May 30, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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While senior care has progressed in avoiding unnecessary medications, many patients with advanced dementia are still receiving at least one drug of questionable benefit, especially in the last month of life.

Spring Memory Care Forum gathers executive, clinical experts in dementia deep dive

May 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Nearly 200 attendees and 20 expert speakers gathered in Philadelphia for a two-day deep dive into the executive and clinical aspects of delivering the country’s most sophisticated memory care services.

Are you a transformational leader?

May 24, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Even the best staffs will get only so far without leaders who ask them to explore new ideas and push them to move beyond the status quo.

Live from the 2017 Spring Memory Care Forum

May 23, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Nearly 200 attendees and 20 expert speakers are gathering in Philadelphia for a two-day deep dive into the executive and clinical aspects of delivering the country’s most sophisticated memory care services.

Memory Cafes allow cognitively impaired to 'just be'

May 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Memory Cafes, a concept born in the Netherlands, are growing in popularity across the country as a way for families and those with cognitive impairment to communicate and socialize on their own terms.

The many faces of Alzheimer's

May 19, 2017  |  Nicole Absar, MD
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Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is difficult. Atypical forms of the disease can be even more challenging to identify, requiring different assessment tools and interventions.

Senior prom

May 18, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An Autumn Leaves facility is hosting the formal promenade for its senior residents with dementia.

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