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What residents with Alzheimer's really want for the holidays

December 2, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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How do you visit and converse with someone who doesn’t quite recall who you are? Here’s are 12 tips for encouraging healthy, happy  holiday visits for those who have dementia.

Home health pushes for more thought on CMS pre-claim policy

December 1, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A coalition of home health providers is encouraging Congress to give Medicare more time to iron out its home health pre-claim policy before pilots begin.

Oklahoma LTC pharmacy expands

December 1, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Boomer Solutions has opened another pharmacy in partnership with Guardian Pharmacy to serve Oklahoma seniors across the care continuum. 

Santa forgets Christmas in new Alzheimer's ad

November 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The make believe story of how Santa forgets Christmas is part of a new ad campaign to highlight the magic--and importance--of dementia research this holiday season. 

Apple to monitor Parkinson's disease

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Apple is internally researching whether the iPhone and Apple Watch can be used for people with Parkinson's disease through passive monitoring to help doctors track symptoms and manage medication. 

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Eli Lilly raises white flag on dementia drug trial

November 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Plenty of hopes had been pinned on the experimental drug, but its disappointing trial results may lead the scientific community to rethink the approach to Alzheimer’s disease treatments.

AHCA ‘excited’ about Trump’s HHS, CMS appointments

November 29, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees and possible changes to the long-term/post-acute care industry, a vice president said in a call with reporters.

Trump names new CMS administrator

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Seema Verma, Indiana-based health policy consultant, to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma worked with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on state health care reform.

Making friends is child's play

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An Australian kindergarten has arranged play dates for children and residents at a nearby nursing home, many of whom have dementia.

Health care affected by race/ethnicity

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  found Medicare beneficiaries of minority racial/ethnic groups reported receiving worse care than whites. 

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What residents with Alzheimer's really want for the holidays

December 2, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

How do you visit and converse with someone who doesn’t quite recall who you are? Here’s are 12 tips for encouraging healthy, happy  holiday visits for those who have dementia.

Hope for Alzheimer's research

November 30, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak is optimistic about drug treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease despite Eli Lilly’s solanezumab Phase 3 clinical drug trial failure. 

Growing into gray

November 28, 2016    

Blogger Kathleen Mears has given herself freedom to stop coloring her hair and start loving her gray—even if it means showing her age. 

The ‘thankful for’ tree

November 21, 2016    

This holiday season, blogger Kathleen Mears is grateful for the opportunity she and her fellow residents had to give thanks and participate in the celebrations.