Memory care

Global Coalition on Aging releases first dementia treatment innovation report

The organization teamed up with Alzheimer’s Disease International to index dementia treatment best practices and readiness to combat the disease across G7 countries. Read More »

Dementia vs. delirium

Although the terms are sometimes confused among lay people, the two conditions often develop independently from each other. Having both can cause the fastest decline of all, a new study shows. Read More »

Changing the dementia diagnosis dialog

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering new tools for clinicians and patients to discuss dementia care management. Read More »

Seal makes splash with seniors

A new documentary about robots in Japan showcases the human appeal in long-term care. Read More »

Dance, dance, dance, dance for your brain

Researchers found that dancing improved white matter in the brain area associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More »

Step in time

A ballroom dance troupe visits long-term care facilities to help seniors groove to—and remember—the beat.  Read More »

FDA allows consumers to test for genetic risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 23andMe to market personal genetic tests for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and celiac disease, among others for less than the cost of a new smartphone. Read More »

FDA approves drug for involuntary movement

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has received government approval for the first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements.  Read More »

Psychiatric disorders have no effect on Alzheimer’s risk

Although a psychiatric disorder doesn’t increase the risk of memory loss, it might be a misdiagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More »

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Kelly Papa

Kelly Papa took her idea for a dementia network and built it into a summit and an all-year dialogue that stretches across the state of Connecticut. Read More »

Reminiscing at the movies

San Franciscans with dementia can enjoy a special performance thanks to a partnership designed to engage. Read More »

Memory mat sparks resident conversations

A northeastern Ohio teen creates a memorable tool for those who have Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Read More »

Painting a picture of dementia

An intergenerational art program designed to engage students and seniors is its own masterpiece.  Read More »

Zzz’s to good brain health

Sleep-disordered breathing causes sleep dysfunction and is more severe in seniors with cognitive impairment.  Read More »

One-on-one with…Andrew Sandler, PhD

Memory care facility Abe's Garden is reinvisioning what it means to deliver memory care. I Advance Senior Care's Senior Editor Nicole Stempak spoke with CEO Andrew Sandler to hear his vantage point. Read More »

Alzheimer’s costs continue to rise

The Alzheimer's Association has released its annual Facts and Figures report, which estimates Alzheimer's and other dementias will cost the nation $259 billion in 2017. Read More »

The story behind the numbers

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak takes a look at what the Alzheimer's Association annual report could mean for people with dementia and those touched by the disease. Read More »

Increased sleep could increase dementia risk

Researchers have found a change in sleeping pattern for older adults could affect their risk for cognitive decline. Read More »

Website for women and Alzheimer’s disease

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has launched a new website to provide information about and feature women, who have an increased risk of developing dementia. Read More »

Helping older adults plan for life’s 4th quarter

While older adults are familiar with financial planning for retirement and death, a new website can help them plan for the “late game” in between, when costly illnesses and falls tend to occur. Read More »

Caregiver fired for behavior toward resident with dementia

A nursing home employee was fired and faces criminal charges for a sexually provocative dance directed at a resident with dementia. Read More »

Argentum releases memory care programs research

The white paper describes 39 innovative programs that are changing the way providers deliver quality care for those with dementia. Read More »

Makers of BCAT launch online brain health program

Several tools used in the BCAT Approach for cognitive assessments are now available to the public in the online brain health program. Read More »

The link between sugar and dementia

Researchers have found that excess glucose may cause damage to an enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More »

An enduring romance

It’s a simple story of love, but a love story for the ages. Read More »

Activities to prevent memory loss

Researchers observed seniors who pick up mentally stimulating activities, even later in life, can help protect themselves against mild cognitive impairment.  Read More »

Study: Bilingual skills may combat Alzheimer’s disease

A language a day keeps the Alzheimer’s at bay, notes a new study of the effects of language on memory. Read More »

Neurologist opera singer, veterans’ care experts to headline spring Memory Care Forum

Ready to learn about the latest and best practices in memory care? All-new programming for the 2017 Spring Memory Care Forum includes OPTIMA Award-winning innovators in veteran dementia care and a neuroscientist working to validate MP3 player music therapy. Read More »

Dementia bathing

What makes for an enjoyable bathing experience for some may not be the best strategy for those with dementia. Read tips from a national dementia expert on how to avoid struggles and fears in residents with cognitive decline at bathing time. Read More »

Memories of home: Bathroom

The latest in memory care design gives the look, feel and comfort of home. Read More »