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Adding the Personal Touch to Memory Care: A Conversation with PointClickCare’s Travis Palmquist and Murry Mercier

October 30, 2017  | 
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The majority of long term care communities highlight the importance of personalization to providing the best quality care to residents. And no wonder—research shows that knowing the needs of residents can better help to develop and implement successful care...

How to manage wandering for dementia patients

February 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia will wander. 

Another Alzheimer's drug shut down in the late stages of research

February 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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 Merck & Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer’s drug because it was unlikely to work.

Long-term care facilities having issues with CMS stewardship

February 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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PruittHealth, a long-term care provider based in Norcross, Georgia, has been hard at work over the last 18 months to comply with the CMS' newest requirement to have an antibiotic stewardship program.

Companies doubling down on stem cell research for Alzheimer's

February 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Celltex is a biotechnology company based in Houston that uses regenerative medicine technology through the use of adult stem cells. The A&M agreement calls for more study into treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Nursing home employees misusing antipsychotics, new report shows

February 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Laurel Cline during a visit to her mother Lenora, who has Alzheimer's disease, in a nursing home in Whittier, Calif. Laurel says her mother, during stays at three different nursing homes in recent years, was sometimes left neglected for hours at a time in...

Huge gaps in assisted living facility regulation, according to government

February 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The federal government lacks even basic information about the quality of assisted living services provided to low-income people on Medicaid, the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, says in a report to be issued on...

Nursing home resident overdoses on 20x recommended amount of oxycodone

February 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A “very busy” nurse at a nursing home in New Hope mistakenly administered a dose of oxycodone that was 20 times too strong and caused the death of a short-term resident, according to a state investigation released Tuesday.

Blood test in development for Alzheimer's detection

February 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers in Japan and Australia say they have made important progress in developing a blood test that could in future help doctors detect who might go on to get Alzheimer’s disease.

The right times to raise concerns in a nursing home

January 31, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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"My older sister is recently moved into a long-term care home. It seems to us that the staff was very attentive and very nice when she first arrived, but they aren’t so much anymore."

Be alert for a flu-like virus

January 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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There’s another virus out there that could be adding to the seasonal misery, but it’s not being identified.

Going for the gold(en age): teens give dementia residents their own Olympic event

January 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Residents compete in modified biathlon, luge, bobsleigh events.