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Senate Approves 21st Century Cures Act

December 8, 2016

On December 7, the Senate voted 94-5 to approve the 21st Century Cures Act bill. The bill seeks to expedite the process of getting new drugs and medical devices to the marketplace and provides funding for biomedical research.

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.

News

Health Care Executives See Staffing, Drug Costs as 2017 Challenges

December 6, 2016

Staffing shortages and rising prescription drug costs are two key challenges health care executives will face in 2017, according to a new survey.

News

House Panel Reviews Spike in Federal Long-Term Care Insurance

December 6, 2016

A House subcommittee last week held a hearing on the federal long-term care insurance program, which recently came under fire for significantly higher premiums for federal workers.

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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.

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Argentum Commends New York Partner for Successful Advocacy

December 1, 2016

Argentum lauds state partner Argentum New York for its efforts in successfully advocating for passing legislation authorizing a new category of advanced home health aides to perform advanced tasks.

Research Article

CDC: Nearly 30 Percent of Older Adults Report Falling

December 1, 2016

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among adults age 65 and older and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the latest data, from 2014, revealing the magnitude of the issue.

News

ACL Updates Information Sheet on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

December 1, 2016

The Administration for Community Living has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Research Article

GAO: Extent of Elder Abuse by Guardians Largely Unknown

December 1, 2016

The Senate Aging Committee this week held a hearing focusing on the financial abuse of older Americans by guardians and others and concurrently released a new report by the Government Accountability Office on guardianship abuse.

Press Release

Argentum Announces Willis Towers Watson as New Corporate Partner

November 29, 2016

An initial focus of the partnership will be on developing research related to human capital benefits benchmarking in senior living and risk management practices across the industry.

News

Texas Judge Rules on Pending Lawsuit to DOL Overtime Rules

November 22, 2016

Judge Mazzant from the Eastern District of Texas ruled on the pending lawsuit to the DOL overtime rules. His ruling granted a preliminary injunction, which will delay the December 1, 2016 implementation date of this rule.

News

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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