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Dementia Blood Test Debuts This Year

April 24, 2008

A blood test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with more than 90 percent accuracy will hit the U.S. market as soon as this summer, according to the Society of Chemical Industry. The test, called NuroPro and developed by Power3 Medical Products, measur

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ALFA Aims to Provide Relief to Seniors

March 13, 2008

An ALFA initiative to eliminate the prescription drug expense paid by poor seniors who live in assisted living communities was filed today on Capitol Hill.


Seniors’ Mental Acuity Shows Improvement

March 11, 2008

Between 1992 and 2002, the percentage of American seniors with cognitive impairments fell from 12 percent to 8.7 percent, according to a study of 11,000 individuals over age 70. The study results have been published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia.


Falls Lead Threats To Seniors’ Independence

March 11, 2008

Among Americans 65 and older, about one in six has suffered a fall in the past three months, with about a third of those individuals sustaining injuries such as a broken hip, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing

March 4, 2008

Testimony submitted by Assisted Living Federation of America


Feds Release New Food Pyramid for Seniors

January 24, 2008

Assisted living providers can prep for consumer questions about new nutrition guidelines for seniors as well as reassess their own nutrition programs for residents by accessing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid Web site. The agency released a


Innovative Approaches to Alzheimer’s Care

May 15, 2007

Explore behavioral interventions and resources to respond to needs of residents with dementia. Identify the concerns and discover innovative approaches that providers use in caring for someone with dementia.

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