February 15, 2009
Adults 65 and older are more likely than adults age 50-64 to report they “rarely” or “never” receive the social and emotional support they need, according to a recent study. Such findings complement providers’ focus on residents’ emotional health, as it c
November 5, 2008
Alzheimer’s disease poses special challenges and increasing levels of care that can be taxing on caregivers as well as those living with the disease. Such stress can lead to caregivers’ inability to care for their loved ones.
October 21, 2008
Even seniors who get enough sleep may be affected by circadian rhythm problems, which can then lead to short-term memory loss and a decline in overall memory function. Stanford University researchers have concluded that when an individual’s natural body c
October 7, 2008
Paro, a fur-covered robot that looks like a seal pup, has become a popular therapeutic toy for seniors with dementia—giving providers another way of addressing behavioral disturbances among assisted living residents with Alzheimer’s disease. The robot, wh
September 24, 2008
Written Testimony submitted to the Senate Special Committee on Aging
July 22, 2008
The Silver Alert system—similar to the Amber Alert system for finding missing children—is on the books in nine states to notify the immediate community of missing seniors, specifically those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Oklahoma, Illinois, and Georgia
June 3, 2008
Several national media outlets, including The New York Times and USA Today, have reported this week on how Alzheimer’s advocacy efforts are improving. Thanks to recent developments that make it possible to diagnose Alzheimer’s earlier, individuals with th
June 1, 2008
Taking on more memory care patients equates to potentially adding more risk. Learn about product and service innovations that can help to mitigate increased risk and help provide better service to residents.
May 20, 2008
Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor addressed the Senate Special Committee on Aging last week, urging members to help pick up the pace of Alzheimer’s research and begin fighting an impending Alzheimer’s epidemic. O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court j
May 16, 2008
The nation’s leading organization of assisted living providers today urged the Senate Special Committee on Aging to look to assisted living providers for the model of care for victims of Alzheimer’s disease.
March 25, 2008
One of every eight baby boomers, which translates to 10 million people, will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetimes, according to the latest study released by the Alzheimer’s Association. These findings are particularly significant for assisted li
January 8, 2008
A research project conducted by the University of Missouri and England’s De Montfort University aims to improve seniors’ quality of life by developing “fuzzy logic” technology. According to a New York Times report, fuzzy logic uses computational mathemati
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