Memory care

National Institute on Aging calls for research, science at summit to combat Alzheimer’s

“This is a critical time in Alzheimer's research, with new opportunities to build upon what we have learned,” said NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D.

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Memory care facility faces multi-million dollar lawsuit

A multi-million dollar lawsuit has been filed against a Eugene memory care facility by a former patient’s son, related to a severe scabies outbreak in 2016 that state authorities allege contributed to at least three patient deaths.

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NHI acquires assisted living and memory care communities for nearly $70M

National Health Investors Inc has acquired five assisted living/memory care communities for $69.75 million. The properties, which will be leased to a Bickford Senior Living affiliate, are based in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania.

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

 Merck & Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer’s drug because it was unlikely to work.

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Interactive tech improving engagement with memory care residents

An interactive technology platform is transforming how some memory care facilities and retirement communities are engaging their residents.

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Aging rescue dog finds shelter in nursing home

"He's appropriately placed in a geriatric home," said Executive Director Brenda Negron with a laugh. "He's amazing."

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Researchers given grant to repurpose drugs for Alzheimer’s treatment

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's disease. 

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Use of ‘speed training’ in dementia treatment

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."

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Pfizer ending company’s Alzheimer’s research

According to news sources, Pfizer expects its decision to result in the elimination of 300 positions from the neuroscience discovery and early development programs.

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Mood-boosting activities

What’s good for the mood may also be good for the brain, so engaging residents is key, especially during the dark days of winter. 

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