Cedarhurst Senior Living Expands Memory Care With New Programming, Training 

Cedarhurst Senior Living is expanding its memory care programming while creating a new dementia care-focused training program to improve service to older adults living with cognitive decline. Regional directors began overseeing life enrichment departments at its communities, and developed a new memory care training program based on evidence-based dementia research. The four-hour intensive training program […]

Memory Care Transactions and Financings: Merrill Gardens To Manage Multiple Properties; Blueprint Sells Three Communities

Transactions Blueprint advises on sale of Michigan community Blueprint announced it advised a real estate investment trust in the sale of an assisted living and memory care community in Wyoming, Michigan on April 4. According to a press release, the community was built in 2015 and consists of 102 units. The seller selected a Virginia-based […]

New Study Shows Smartphone Apps Can Help Diagnose Dementia Sooner

A new smartphone application could help memory care professionals diagnose and therefore treat dementia sooner, New research, led by the University of California San Francisco and recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), showed that a specially designed app could detect early signs of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in people who were genetically […]

Willow Valley Takes Inspiration from Famed Hogeweyk Model in New Memory Care Project

Willow Valley Communities is continuing to grow with a new memory care community, and the organization’s leaders are taking inspiration for the project from a famous memory care model in The Netherlands. Even in recent years amid pandemic challenges, Willow Valley and its development company, Willow Valley Development Corp., continued planning on multiple projects to […]

Study: Positivity, Extraversion Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia

A recent study has linked personality traits with overall dementia risk. The effort could help researchers more broadly understand whether certain kinds of people are more likely to develop the disease over time. Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the study found that conscientiousness, extraversion and positive affect were associated with a lower risk […]

Report: 1 in 3 Worldwide Impacted by Neurological Conditions

Over one in three people worldwide are affected by neurological conditions, which remain the leading cause of illness and disability across the globe. Dementia is among the top-10 neurological conditions contributing to “loss of health” in 2021, along with stroke, neonatal encephalopathy, autism spectrum disorder, nervous system cancers and more, a recent World Health Organization […]

BrainCheck Raises $15M to Expand Cognitive Health and Dementia Testing Platform 

BrainCheck Inc., a digital health company offering cognitive brain health assessments, recently completed a fund raise of $15 million led by Next Coast Ventures, S3 Ventures and UPMC Enterprises. BrainCheck is using the funds to bolster its product offerings,expand clinical evidence and expand the company’s presence in health care. Recently, the company launched a new […]

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 […]