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Mass. VA builds park for veterans with Alzheimer’s

May 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new park next to a Boston-area Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a serene and secure space for veterans with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia to roam. 

Play a mobile game to advance Alzheimer’s research

May 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The new mobile game Sea Hero Quest asks players to help a grown son recover his father’s memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease. Data collected from the game will help scientists study spatial navigation. 

PointRight BOD names new president and CEO

May 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Newly appointed president and CEO Steven Scott will be tasked with scaling predicitive data analytics company PointRight for growth in both the payer and provider markets of long-term post-acute care.

Common heart medication could be effective Alzheimer’s treatment

May 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers found mice taking the antiplatelet agent clopidogrel saw a decrease in plaque buildup in blood vessels and in deep structures of the brain, suggesting a possible new drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  

Turn up the sound, turn down the depression

May 24, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Say what? Seniors who use hearing aids or received cochlear implants to improve their hearing may also reduce their risk of developing depression.

Industry Insights

An antibiotic that’s easier on the gut microbiome

May 24, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists are working to develop a pathogen-specific antibiotic to be less disruptive to the gut microbiome than broad-spectrum antibiotics. 
 

Couples become more similar as they age

May 24, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research suggests people who have been in relationships for decades are more likely to age to become more like each other mentally, physically and emotionally. That means doctors need to monitor the health of their patient--and their patient’s partner. ...

A $10M investment in memory loss treatments

May 23, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Two foundations have partnered to advance drug discovery, clinical trials and drug repurposing for effective treatment of frontotemporal degeneration and other neurodegenerative diseases. 

Maria Shriver hosts exercise fundraiser for Alzheimer’s

May 23, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Maria Shriver has launched a new initiative, the MOVE FOR MINDS experience, to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s research while also promoting a healthy lifestyle, which has been shown to improve brain health. 

Immune cells may protect against Alzheimer’s

May 23, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research has found that clusters of immune cells may reduce amyloid plaque formation, thereby reducing the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
 

Blogs

Caught caring

May 23, 2016     Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how a little appreciation can go a long way in well-designed employee recognition programs.

Recruiting fresh talent requires fresh thinking

May 20, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The long-term care industry is facing a workforce shortage. This Kentucky high school might be on to a solution, writes Senior Editor Nicole Stempak. 

The story of mental decline

May 16, 2016     Kathleen Mears

If you had the beginning stages of dementia, would you want to know? SNF resident blogger Kathleen mears weighs whether ignorance is bliss.

Working on dreaming

May 16, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak reflects on lessons learned from Argentum’s annual Senior Living Executive conference.