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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 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
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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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Detecting dementia in the blink of an eye

November 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Is there a way to detect oncoming dementia at an earlier stage? Researchers at the University of Texas think the eyes have it.

MIND your diet

November 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Can your diet delay the onset of dementia? Researchers are finding that what you eat can be a key part of a brain-healthy lifestyle.

Dementia leading cause of death in United Kingdom

November 21, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Deaths attributed to memory loss continue to increase, representing 11.6 percent of all recorded deaths in 2015 in the United Kingdom, surpassing heart disease. 

Dementia and kittens

November 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An Arizona memory care facility and animal shelter have partnered to care for orphaned kittens. And yes, there are photos. 

A Place For Mom joins effort to promote veterans' LTC resources

November 10, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Place For Mom is partnering with a veterans resource organization to spread the word about the Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension, which can help pay the costs for assistance for those who qualify.

25% of seniors don't talk about end-of-life care, says UC study

November 10, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Nobody like to talk about death. But not talking about it now could diminish your chances of having your end-of-life wishes known later, notes a study in JAMA.

Atria Senior Living inspires curiosity through journaling

November 9, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Need a good read? This senior living chain thinks the most interesting story this year just might be your own.

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