How Breaking Down Care Bottlenecks Could Improve Dementia Treatment 

Primary care provider engagement could be key in increasing the pace and scope of treatment of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report.  By getting primary care physicians to diagnose and evaluate patients for dementia-related treatment could make the greatest impact on cutting specialist visit wait times and boost the number of those treated […]

Alzheimer’s Association Gets $25M Grant to Improve Respite Support for Dementia Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association says it will use a new $25 million grant to provide more resources, and support to give more respite breaks to caregivers of people living with dementia. The grant is creating a new  Center for Dementia Respite Innovation (CDRI) to “fund new respite care innovation projects across the country,” including for friends or […]

Alzheimer’s ‘Moonshot’ Initiative Launches With Bill Gates, ADDF Backing 

A new global effort is underway to accelerate the prevention, diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  The effort, dubbed the Alzheimer’s Moonshot, was announced by StartUp Health in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s Diagnostics accelerator and Gates Ventures, the private office of entrepreneur Bill Gates. The Alzheimer’s effort is […]

Sage Oak Launches Memory Care Model Focused on Personalization Rather than ‘Blended Environments’

Senior living provider Sage Oak is reimagining its memory care offerings and executing on providing more personalized care to residents through a new program known as Curated Care.  Sage Oak CEO Loe Hornbuckle said he views the company’s focus on memory care and assisted living as a “revolutionary approach” that combines personalized care on a […]

Key Milestones Reached in 2023 for Dementia Research, Treatments Announced 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its roadmap for combating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in the coming years as the number of people living with cognitive changes continues to grow. The latest national plan to address Alzheimer’s and other dementias outlines six goals for reducing cognitive illnesses, including: A […]

3 Lessons from the Washington Post’s Senior Living Takedown

This article is available as part of your SHN+ membership The senior living sector was rocked this week by the Washington Post’s series slamming assisted living. The three articles took aim at multiple facets of the senior living business but mainly focused on elopements among residents with memory care needs. Senior living associations and some […]

Memory Care Gap: GAO Report Shows Less than 2.5% of Medicare Beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s Receive Cognitive Assessment 

Between 2018 and last year, use of cognitive assessment and care plan services tripled , but few Medicare beneficiaries who qualify received the service, according to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  The GAO study found that, at most, 2.4% of Medicare beneficiaries with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related […]

UC-Davis, Northwestern Researchers Link Certain Personality Traits to Dementia Risk 

A recent article published in the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association could give insights into just how personality traits impact a person’s likelihood to be diagnosed with dementia. The research, conducted by the University of California Davis and Northwestern University, posits that people with personality traits including positive affect, extraversion and conscientiousness are less likely […]