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A senior celebration

May 25, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A New York skilled nursing facility celebrates 11 resident centenarians.

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

May 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

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.

Pneumonia antibiotics often ineffective, study finds

May 23, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A new study found nearly one in four adults with pneumonia did not respond to prescribed treatment.

Live from the 2017 Spring Memory Care Forum

May 23, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

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.

Getting a lift

May 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet. 

Memory Cafes allow cognitively impaired to 'just be'

May 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

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
blog

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.

American Heart Association and home care startup partner for heart and stroke care

May 18, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

A startup home care company, Honor, is joining forces with the American Heart Association to bring front-line research and protocols to patients at home.

Putting men in the caregiving spotlight

May 18, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A recent report from the AARP Public Policy Institute finds that a growing number of family caregivers are men, but few are getting the support or resources to make caring easier.

Senior prom

May 18, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

An Autumn Leaves facility is hosting the formal promenade for its senior residents with dementia.

From tree to table

May 18, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

One Northeast retirement community is going straight to the source, its grounds, to provide residents a sweet treat. 

Making a masterpiece

May 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
article

College students are empowering people with dementia to create works of art through a university program that’s opening minds—and hearts.