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Survey: Americans Sicker Than People in Other High Income Countries

November 21, 2016

Showing the highest rate of 11 countries surveyed, 28 percent of American adults said they have two or more chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes or high blood pressure. Twenty-six percent said they experienced emotional distress they couldn’t cop

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NIH: Older Adults Also at Risk from Zika Virus

November 16, 2016

While the Zika virus has been in the news largely for its effect on pregnant women, older adults are also at risk, according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health.

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Report: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in the United States

November 16, 2016

The National Quality Forum has published a new issue brief “Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care,” focusing on the nation’s transformation to person-centered care integrating individual preferences on medical,

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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 NJ.com.

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Senate Committee Floats Idea of New Medicare Code for Alzheimer’s Planning

November 1, 2016

Senate Finance Committee staff have issued a draft of legislation to address chronic care issues, which includes asking for a report to Congress to inform the development of a Medicare payment code for creating a long-term care plan for a beneficiary diag

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Study: Most Medicare Beneficiaries Have Two or More Impairments

November 1, 2016

A new study seeks to describe the characteristics and health spending of Medicare beneficiaries with physical and cognitive impairments, or PCI, and estimate their likelihood of becoming a Medicaid beneficiary.

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Study: Older Adults Are Bigger Medical Risk Takers

October 13, 2016

Older adults are more willing than younger people to take medical risks if they perceive the benefits to be high, according to a new study published in Risk Analysis.

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Just How Many Candles on Your Birthday Cake? One Aging Researcher Says 115

October 13, 2016

People around the world are living longer than in any time in human history, but new research says we’ve hit the upper limits of longevity. Dr. Jan Vijg, an expert on aging with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, says humans will never get older tha

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New Research Could Explain Some Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Failures

October 4, 2016

Researchers estimate that up to 60 percent of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease also have Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.

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Report: Most People With Dementia Are Not Yet Diagnosed

September 28, 2016

According to the report, currently only half of those in high income countries and one in 10 or less in low and middle income countries have received a diagnosis.

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Strategies for Hiring Right Staff for Memory Care

September 15, 2016

Senior Living Executive magazine recently spoke with memory care and human resource experts in senior living about what they look for in excellent memory care staff.

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IBM Survey: Dementia, Smart Homes and End-of-Life Discussions Are Consumer Priorities

September 7, 2016

At the 2016 South by Southwest Festival, visitors to the IBM Cognitive Studio were asked to respond to three questions. The results showed that out of more than 400 responses, 46.5 percent of respondents said loss of memory and dementia worried them the m

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