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Saluting service

October 20, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Special activities for veteran residents can help them combat isolation and cope with memories of the war experience...

2016 OPTIMA Award: An honored memory

October 18, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

What happens when dementia and post-traumatic stress intersect in the nursing home environment? The winner of the...

Behavioral intervention for veterans: Words that work

October 14, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Managing behaviors in residents with dementia can be a challenge for caregivers. Veteran residents have special...

Augmented reality offers new view of neurodegenerative diseases

October 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Researchers are using on-the-market augmented reality (AR) technology to study how people with and without multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases respond to changes in movement in an effort to help diagnose and rehabilitate people.

Gut bacteria could be linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases

October 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The potential role of microbiota in neurodegenerative diseases could help scientists with new research and treatment plans. 

The lost generations

September 30, 2016  | 

Honoring those who have served will soon take on a new meaning as a new generation of veterans enters the long-term care system. A new strategy is needed to care for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other war injuries who may also have dementia...

How does your memory care facility rank?

September 23, 2016  |  Long-Term Living Editors

Memory care thought leaders gathered in at the Memory Care Forum to discuss the state of the industry and look ahead at what’s to come. 

The nurse practitioner's role in SNF dementia care

September 13, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Primary care clinicians are the top care providers overall for those with dementia, but nurse practitioners are providing increasing amounts of predominant care for those living in a long-term care facility.

Deciphering SNAP: The other kind of dementia

September 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Two independent studies say SNAP doesn’t lead to Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists still aren’t sure how it develops.

More families say no to feeding tubes for advanced dementia

September 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Increasing awareness about the stages of advanced dementia can help families make more informed decisions on tube feeding.

Making reading easier for people with dementia

September 8, 2016  |  Peter S. Dixon, MD-FACP, and Susan Ostrowski, CCC-SLP

By Peter S. Dixon, MD, FACP, and Susan Ostrowski, CCC-SLP, Reading2Connect

People can obtain a lot of joy and brain stimulation from reading, but those with dementia need materials that are...

The Human Connection Model for memory care

September 8, 2016  |  Pamela Silberman-Mills, MA, CTRS

In this segment of our original research series, learn how each resident’s personal story can be used to enhance communication, interaction and care delivery.


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