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Planning under the clouds of dementia and reducing financial elder abuse: Loy

“It’s not the men in your life that matters, it’s the life in your men.” Mae West had a way with words and exuded a playfulness in life. The legendary actress and playwright delighted audiences and horrified guardians of morals with her hourglass figure wrapped with feathers and furs and husky voice that purred double […]

New report reveals current state of caregiving for Alzheimer’s disease

Nearly two-thirds of caregivers whose loved ones suffer from the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s or related dementia say they would take medication to delay the onset of their own memory loss by even six months, if it were affordable and free of side effects. Sixty-four percent say they’ve already made healthy lifestyle modifications in an […]

With 10 percent of state’s Alzheimer patients in Billings, group hopes to make the city dementia friendly

In Montana, 20,000 people live with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, and 10 percent of them reside in Billings, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

By 2030, Montana is predicted to have the highest population of elders in the United States. That’s why recently formed Dementia Friendly Billings wants to make Billings a sympathetic […]

Health Check: New method of tackling Alzheimer’s disease

There’s a possible new way to attack Alzheimer’s disease.

“I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” said Dr. Stephen Salloway, who is the director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital. “This opens up a whole new era in Alzheimer’s treatment.”

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Cuddle therapy connects Alzheimer’s patients with peace

Nearly 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s Disease according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

It’s the most common type of Dementia and by 2050, the number is expected to reach 14 million people.

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Tour gives glimpse into what dementia patients experiense

Trying to perform easy, everyday tasks becomes frustrating and almost unbearable for those who go on the Virtual Dementia Tour.

Participants experience garbled input and perception as well an inability to communicate. They have the sense that they should be able to do something as simple as setting a dinner table, but even this becomes […]

Dementia care – patients’ mood boosted with these memory boxes

DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and struggling to sleep. Almost half of all dementia carers struggle to provide stimulating activities for patients, it’s been revealed. But, these memory boxes could boost patients’ mood.

Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline of brain function, according to […]

Adult swim: how a dip in the pool can help dementia patients and care professionals

Specially organised ‘dementia friendly’ swimming sessions can be beneficial to people with dementia and their carers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health.

The team set out to find out what impact swimming sessions have on the lives of people with dementia and […]

Olathe senior living facility uses robotic pets to help residents with dementia

Santa Marta Senior Living Facility introduces Bella and Benedetto, interactive robotic seals that provide therapy for its residents.

“They have 100 sensors, five different kinds,” Santa Marta Nursing Director Kelli Demanline said. “They react to light, touch, sound, temperature, posture.”

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Chances of Avoiding Dementia on Rise in U.S.

You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead?

New research about “cognitive life expectancy”—how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health—shows that after age 65 men and women spend more than a dozen years in good cognitive health, on […]