February 15, 2018
How does an owner of a senior living company, who’s a fan of the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols basketball team and admirer of their coach, Pat Summitt, work to support the fight against Alzheimer’s? Joshua Crisp, founder, president, and CEO of Solinity, based in Knoxville, Tenn., didn’t have to search long to find his…
January 26, 2018
(Alexandria, Va.)—This year, the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference will feature an exciting new format empowering attendees to create individualized learning experiences that drive actionable takeaways. Two unique learning paths will be available, providing opportunities that meet each attendee’s goals, whether to gather ideas and strategies from dynamic speakers or engage with peers in solutions-oriented…
January 12, 2018
On November 30, 2017 the U.S. Postal Service issued the first ever Alzheimer’s Disease Research Semipostal Stamp. The stamp was issued under the Semipostal Authorization Act, which grants the U.S. Postal Service discretionary authority to issue and sell semipostal stamps to advance causes it considers to be ‘‘in the national public interest and appropriate.’’ Semipostal…
August 25, 2017
As a writer for popular television comedies including “Designing Women” and “Family Ties,” Trish Vradenburg knew how to find creative inspiration in life’s difficulties. She applied the same skill to real life after her mother, Bea Lerner, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. First through a semi-autobiographical play and later through co-founding the nonprofit UsAgainstAlzheimer’s with…
August 25, 2017
Watch out for the “hockey stick.” That’s the metaphor for the shape data takes on a chart when there’s a sharp uptick ahead. And that’s what the numbers on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia look like from this moment until 2050: going up, and fast. How can senior living leaders prepare for this abrupt spike in…
July 5, 2017
When Kimberly Williams-Paisley was falling in love, her mother was beginning to fall apart. The signs were small at first—forgetfulness and confusion—“yet in retrospect, things are clearer,” says Williams-Paisley, the actress best known for her lead role in “Father of the Bride”. “You write off these things,” she says. “I thought, maybe it’s a chemical…
May 8, 2017
Unique calming therapies, resident involvement in product innovation, and a desire to inspire younger generations are the hallmarks of this year’s Argentum Best of the Best Award winners. These five forward-thinking companies are using progressive and innovative methods to enhance senior living in their communities and beyond. Entrepreneurs are invited to live with Brookdale residents…
January 4, 2017
PBS will air a special on Alzheimer’s disease, “Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts,” January 25, focusing on the social and economic challenges the United States may face if advancements in finding a cure are stalled.
December 22, 2016
Older patients receiving kidney transplants are at a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, partly due to the disease and the need for neurotoxic immunosuppressant drugs to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ, according to a r
December 15, 2016
The Administration on Community Living has announced the theme of Older Americans Month for 2017 – Age Out Loud.
December 6, 2016
Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s.
December 6, 2016
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has replaced heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, making up 11.6 percent of all registered deaths in 2015, according to a bulletin from the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics.
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