Research

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 »

Health risks and the aging LGBT community

Researchers at the University of Washington conducted the first-of-its-kind study of the unique health challenges LGBT adults face as they age. Read More »

Untangling Alzheimer’s research

Why is dementia research so challenging? Editors from the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association explain how far the research community has come—and how far it still has to go. Read More »

‘Brain pacemaker’ stimulates memory

Researchers from Canada and the United States have teamed up on phase II clinical trials for an implantable electrode designed to energize the brain’s memory circuit and perhaps slow cognitive decline. Read More »

How much does blood pressure matter?

Older adults may reduce their risk of cardiovascular problems and stroke by taking an extra-aggressive approach to blood pressure management, says a NEJM study. Read More »

Antipsychotics raise risk of pneumonia in residents with Alzheimer’s

Residents with Alzheimer's disease who are taking antipsychotic medications should be watched closely for pneumonia, especially during flu season. Read More »

Admissions, discharges and data-sharing

Will hospitals and nursing homes ever be able to agree on a standard set of data to share during patient transfers? Thought leaders at the annual NASL meeting discuss the current regs—and what needs to happen next. Read More »

FDA: Research should focus on earlier Alzheimer stages

Clinical trials, more accurate diagnoses and new drug research are all part of extending quality of life for those with dementia. Read More »

Brain activity declines over time with Parkinson’s disease

New research on how Parkinson’s disease affects brain activity could help measure the effectiveness of future clinical trials and offer insight into new treatments.  Read More »

Sanofi, Google-owner form new diabetes management company

The French pharmaceutical and Verily Life Sciences LLC announced a nearly $500 million joint venture aimed at offering devices and services for people with diabetes, one of the fastest growing disease markets.  Read More »

The Human Connection Model for memory care

In this segment of our original research series, learn how each resident’s personal story can be used to enhance communication, interaction and care delivery. Read More »

Study finds MEND could reverse memory loss

Memory and cognition improved in a small study of people with cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease by following a personalized therapeutic approach called metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration (MEND), a 36-point diet, lifestyle and vitamin regimen. Read More »

FDA recommends reducing sodium intake

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance to reduce sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day. One in three Americans has high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Read More »

Sunrise Senior Living donates $75k to Alzheimer’s Association

Sunrise Senior Living will make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association's Brain Ball in honor of national honoree Thomas J. DeRosa, CEO of Welltower, Inc. Read More »