Research

How Virtual Reality Is Keeping Seniors Entertained and Engaged During the Pandemic

Social distancing protocols require finding alternative ways to keep residents socially connected and engaged. Read More »

New Evidence on the MMR Vaccine’s Effectiveness Against COVID-19

We’re pleased to share new evidence of the MMR vaccine’s effectiveness against COVID-19. Read More »

Discovery Senior Living’s SHINE Memory Care Program Takes a Scientific Approach to Dementia

The SHINE program takes a unique approach to memory care, and it was recently recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for its work. Read More »

An Experimental Drug Seeks to Stop COVID-19 Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

A new clinical trial assesses the safety and effectiveness of LY-CoV555, an antibody against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Guide to Safely Spending Time Outside

Because of the pandemic, letting residents go outside requires more thought and planning than it has in previous years. But it's still highly worthwhile. Read More »

Coronavirus preparedness for senior care facilities: The latest scientific recommendations

Guidelines for preventing COVID-19 and managing coronavirus infection in senior care facilities are rapidly evolving. Read on for the latest. Read More »

New predictive tool may identify the risk of dementia within Parkinson’s

The Montreal Parkinson Risk of Dementia Scale (MoPaRDS), which comprises 8 simple clinical variables, is effective for predicting the risk for dementia in patients with Parkinson disease(PD), according to findings from a multicenter study published in JAMA Neurology. Read More »

Brown University receives $100M donation for brain disease research

One of the largest gifts in Brown University history, from Brown graduate Robert J. Carney and his wife, Nancy D. Carney, is intended to quicken the pace of neuroscience research in R.I., with the potential to develop new treatments and cures for such devastating conditions as Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Read More »

Huntington’s disease dementia may hold clues for Alzheimer’s

The buildup of a specific chemical in the brain is an early sign of Huntington's dementia, and it could help with early detection of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, says a new study. Read More »

Dementia rises to No. 1 killer in Britain

Advocacy groups say the government’s £132 million funding for Alzheimer’s research needs to be doubled for at least the next five years. Read More »

Diagnosing Lewy body disease at earlier stages

Research breakthrough: Scientists have identified symptoms that could lead to earlier diagnosis of Lewy body mild cognitive impairment. Read More »

Researchers study links between smell disorders and dementia

The study is the latest attempt to develop better olfactory tests that might be used to detect early stages of neurodegeneration. Read More »

UC San Diego, IBM Watson team up to study mild cognitive impairment

The study will use sensors, wearables and even gut bacteria to study how seniors with mild cognitive impairment think and remember. Read More »

Faulty sense of smell can be indicator of dementia

A Canadian study has connected memory loss and a confused nose. Could it lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease?  Read More »

Detecting muscle and bone loss

Researchers examine a new assessment test to determine a resident’s risk of age-related muscle and skeletal loss called sarcopenia. Read More »

Sleep apnea and cognitive decline

Sleep-disordered breathing may affect cognition, especially in those who carry the APOE-4 gene, thought to be a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's. Read More »

UC Davis awarded $14M to study Alzheimer’s in Latinos

The university will lead a 10-site examination of risk factors and the role of genetics in cognitive decline among Latinos. Read More »

Seniors underrepresented in clinical drug trials

A recent Food and Drug Administration analysis found it’s difficult to practice evidence-based medicine for seniors because there isn’t enough data on how treatments may affect them.  Read More »

Mayo: Residents with Parkinson’s need melanoma screenings

Those with the movement disorder are nearly four times more likely to have skin cancer in their history, while those who have had skin cancer may have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. Read More »

The challenges of Alzheimer’s research

Why is dementia research so complex? Why don't we have a cure yet? Many researchers now think the most important part of the dementia story comes long before symptoms appear. 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 »

Dementia researchers test new brain imaging technology

Advances in medical imaging allow researchers to see brain tissue destruction and the presence of telltale biomarkers of cognitive disease. But what if you could capture both in a single image? Read More »

Study: MS can affect social cognition

The brain deterioration associated with multiple sclerosis can hinder a person’s ability to interact with an accurate social context, says a new study in Neurology journal. Read More »

Blood glucose peaks and dementia

Researchers are taking a harder look at how spikes in blood glucose can affect dementia risks. 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 »

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 »

Age-friendly dining

Researchers have designed a new tool to assess how elder-friendly a dining space is. Turns out, healthy dining for older adults is about a lot more than food. How would your dining venues rate? Read More »