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Dementia medication interactions

September 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Medications designed to combat dementia symptoms often interact with other medications, creating a swirl of adverse drug events, says ASCP president Joseph Marek, RPh, CPG.

The 2017 OPTIMA Award in Memory Care

September 18, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors
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Congrats to Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Issaquah, Washington, winner of the inaugural OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care!

Fostering a sense of self in dementia care

September 17, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Dementia expert and author John Zeisel, PhD, discusses the “I’m Still Here” care model at the Memory Care Forum in San Diego.

An algorithm to determine Alzheimer’s disease

September 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers have developed an algorithm to recognize early signs of dementia with impressive accuracy.

Senate votes to increase dementia research in FY2018

September 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Senate Appropriations Committee approved funding an additional $414 million for dementia and Alzheimer’s research in the coming fiscal year. 

Sea Hero Quest immerses players in new world of dementia research

August 31, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The mobile game that’s helping researchers collect and better understand navigation paths with dementia is going a step further through virtual reality.

A virtual assistant to help people with Alzheimer’s disease

August 31, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Canadian researchers are building a prototype of a virtual assistant that could help people with memory loss complete daily tasks.

Sensory garden engages residents with dementia to touch, smell their surroundings

August 23, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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An Australian town has built a unique garden where visitors are encouraged to smell—and touch—the roses.

An eye test for Alzheimer’s

August 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers may have found a noninvasive technique that detects dementia with the same accuracy as traditional standard invasive methods. 

Faulty sense of smell can be indicator of dementia

August 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Canadian study has connected memory loss and a confused nose. Could it lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease? 

Advance directive struggle for Alzheimer's resident

August 21, 2017  |  JoNel Aleccia, KHN
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A resident's advance directive has turned into a legal battle with family members who say the assisted living provider shouldn't be helping her eat.

A fresh perspective

August 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A British arts program is trying to change the public perception of dementia

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