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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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New Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Halting Alzheimer’s

October 20, 2016

A new gene therapy treatment being tested by a team of researchers prevents the plaque deposits known to cause Alzheimer’s disease from being formed.

Research Article

Models of Engagement and Hope Lead New Innovations in Memory Care

October 13, 2016

Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight innovations in advancing care and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Models of Engagement and Hope Lead New Innovations in Memory Care

October 13, 2016

Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight innovations in advancing care and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Experts Agree High Quality of Life Can Curb Alzheimer’s Growth

October 6, 2016

A means to prevent Alzheimer’s disease is not in the near future, but a variety of diagnostic and treatment strategies can improve quality of life by delaying the onset of symptoms, according to medical experts speaking at an Argentum Memory Care Symposiu

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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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Improv Theater Awakens New Expression for Residents and Staff

September 28, 2016

Scripted Improv is a federally funded clinical study on systematic non-pharmacological engagement treatment for people experiencing 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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NIA Launches Third Phase of Alzheimer’s Initiative

September 15, 2016

The National Institute on Aging has launched the third phase of an initiative to better understand Alzheimer’s disease by identifying and validating biological markers, or biomarkers, that signal its onset and development.

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Study Identifies Health Care Providers Who Care for Those With Dementia

September 15, 2016

In 2012, more than 2.5 million Medicare beneficiaries had a dementia diagnosis, according to a new study published in JAMDA (Journal of American Medical Directors Association) examining which clinical specialties are currently taking care of older adults

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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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NIH Seeks Additional $414M for Fiscal 2018 to Address Alzheimer’s

September 7, 2016

The National Institutes of Health has released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 outlining the optimal approach it would take to meet the research goals of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, and asking for an additional $414 million

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