Memory care

How to interact with someone who has dementia

NAAPCC’s Diane Mockbee shares the dos and don’ts on communicating with residents who have dementia. Read More »

House authorizes $400M for Alzheimer’s research

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $400 million increase in dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2018. Read More »

Memory masterpieces

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

The volunteer perspective on making memory masterpieces

Art is more than just beauty in the eye of the beholder. It’s a working experience that can draw out the humanity in everyone—even people with dementia.  Read More »

Diabetes and dementia risks

A medication for type 2 diabetes called metformin is the subject of a study exploring the possible effects of the drug on the development of dementia. Read More »

TBI and neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers in Finland are studying whether traumatic brain injuries increase the risks of developing neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease or ALS later in life. Read More »

Mind games

Researchers are reaching for new levels using video games technology for dementia treatments Read More »

Game on!

Daily memory games help keep the brain in shape. Read More »

Dementia present long before memory loss

New research published in JAMA found people can have Alzheimer’s disease many years before cognitive impairment sets in, meaning disease estimates could be way off. Read More »

Cleveland Clinic launches $6M consortium to research Lewy Body dementia

Does Lewy Body Dementia have a biological calling card? Cleveland Clinic is launching a national consortium to find out. Read More »

One-on-one with…Annette Gunnerson

Annette Gunnerson, the National Association of Activity Professional’s 2017 Activity Professional of the year, reflects on her nearly 30 years in long-term care and the increasing attention being paid to activities planning to improve the quality of life for residents, especially those with dementia. Read More »

Genetic risk and poor diet could lead to memory loss

New research suggests a relationship with diet and plaque for those with the ApoE4 gene mutation. Read More »

Minorities hardest hit by Alzheimer’s disease

While U.S. Alzheimer’s rates are increasing for all races, the rates of the disease are skyrocketing for Latinos and African-Americans. Read More »

Lessons from Mary

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. Read More »

Coloring for a connection

A new coloring book from Maria Shriver is designed to help people with dementia bond with loved ones.  Read More »

Experts issue new Lewy body dementia guidelines

The Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium has updated its diagnostic and management recommendations after more than a decade. Read More »

A look through their eyes

What does your facility's interior space look like to a person with dementia? Two senior living design experts discuss common pitfalls that can can confuse residents with cognitive challenges and jeopardize their safety. Read More »

Researching memory care design

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.  Read More »

Mobility aids increase falls risk with dementia

Researchers examine the likelihood of falling when people with dementia use a cane or walker.  Read More »

Exercise trims dementia risk

A meta-analysis has found seniors who exercise at moderate-to-vigorous intensity have a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More »

End-stage dementia and unnecessary drugs

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. Read More »

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

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. Read More »

Are you a transformational leader?

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. Read More »

Live from the 2017 Spring Memory Care Forum

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. Read More »

Memory Cafes allow cognitively impaired to ‘just be’

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. Read More »

The many faces of Alzheimer’s

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. Read More »

Senior prom

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

When a picture costs $1M

A Texas nursing home is being sued for negligence after a CNA captured footage of a sleeping resident rubbing feces on her face.  Read More »

Smooth sailing on the dementia cruise

An Alzheimer’s organization is planning a seven-day Caribbean cruise where people with dementia and their loved ones can relax, learn about the disease and meet others in the same boat.  Read More »

Better training, less medications

A new study has found that teaching staff to identify unmet needs in residents with dementia led to fewer “behaviors” and ultimately reduced use of antipsychotic medications. Read More »