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Making a Difference

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…

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Innovation Plus Outreach Critical to Meet the Coming Wave in Memory Care

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…

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Finding a Silver Lining

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…

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Argentum Announces 2017 Best of the Best Award Winners

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…


PBS To Air Special on Alzheimer’s Disease

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.


Older Kidney Transplant Patients At Risk of Developing Dementia

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


ACL Says 2017 Is the Year to ‘Age Out Loud’

December 15, 2016

The Administration on Community Living has announced the theme of Older Americans Month for 2017 – Age Out Loud.

Research Article

Researchers Find Link Between Alzheimer’s and Heart Disease

December 6, 2016

Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s.


Dementia Is Leading Cause of Death in England, Wales

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.


Lab Grown Mini Brains Aid Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers

November 21, 2016

“Mini brains” grown in a lab and small enough to fit on the head of a pin are helping researchers better understand how the brain works and in turn, better understand diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome and Zika.

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Loneliness Linked to Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

November 10, 2016

Loneliness in cognitively normal older adults may actually be an early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research based on data from the Harvard Aging Brain Study.

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As Western Diets Gain Popularity Around the World, So Does Alzheimer’s

November 1, 2016

As Americans export their love of burgers and fries to the rest of the world, it comes with a side order of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition and reported on

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