Tag: alzheimer’s

Person-centered focus at the core of Alzheimer’s Association’s new recommendations

The Alzheimer’s Association released their 2018 recommendations for dementia care practice intended for professional care providers who work with individuals living with dementia and their families. The recommendations are posted online and will be published in the February issue of The Gerontologist. The new guidance, which contains 56 recommendations across 10 content areas, designates a […]

Increasing communication with your residents who have dementia: Part 1 (of 4)

Listening to another person without a focus on words, as well as how to understand the differences that exist between communicators in processing information is an important aspect to understand when caring for residents with dementia. According to dementia expert Kerry C. Mills, MPA, author of Serving Residents With Dementia: Transforming Care Strategies for Assisted […]

Failed studies uncover answers to finding the cure for Alzheimer’s

Scientists are optimistic that finding the cure for Alzheimer’s—a disease currently afflicting 5 million people in the United States alone—may be within reach. This sentiment might seem unrealistic when you look at the statistics—only about 1% of scientific discoveries lead to medicine that is used by patients—but forward thinking scientists remind us to remember where […]

Dementia care competencies: Creating a strong foundation

Editor’s note: This post is an excerpt taken from one of HCPro’s dementia titles, Serving Residents with Dementia: Transformative Care Strategies for Assisted Living Providers, written by Kerry C. Mills. A program for people with dementia cannot be thrown together overnight. Caring for a group of people who have different histories, tastes, interests, personalities, physical […]

Experimental test proves effective in early detection of Alzheimer’s

Until recently, modern day medicine had only found one timely, conclusive method for diagnosing an individual with Alzheimer’s disease: A postmortem examination of their brain. Now, according to a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an experimental blood test has been proven to accurately diagnose the disease in a […]

To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat

By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Editorial Note: This article has been republished with permission from the author Diets designed to boost brain health, targeted largely at older adults, are a new, noteworthy development in the field of nutrition. The latest version is the Canadian Brain Health Food Guide, created by scientists in Toronto. Another, […]

Four FAQs answered about dementia residents in assisted living

Editorial Note: This Q&A has been transcribed from HCPro’s On-Demand webinar, Dementia Care in Assisted Living: New Strategies for Improving Resident Centered Care presented by expert Kerry Mills, MPA. Listen here! Q: What do you do about residents who are fairly independent in getting dressed, but always wear the same thing? A: They’re probably wearing […]

Alzheimer’s documentary to air on PBS January 25

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts is a documentary that “illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.” It premieres on PBS January 25, 2017, at 10pm ET. The film includes expert commentary and personal stories around the country from individuals affected by the disease. […]