Medicare plans to cover approved Alzheimer’s drugs, Brooks-LaSure says
Jun 02, 2023
Medicare Part B will provide coverage for new amyloid-busting Alzheimer’s drugs as soon as the Food and Drug Administration grants traditional (full) approval, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
Study: Social supports increased verbal functions in older adults with depression
Mar 23, 2023
Older adults with depression had stronger verbal functions when they received more social support, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
The importance of dignified reading as we age
Mar 21, 2023
Books and reading are integral to wellness and a lifeline to people who are living in long-term care
People with dementia deserve respect on social media
Lance A. Slatton
Jan 31, 2023
Imagine that you were scrolling through a social media site and someone you worked with or one of your family members posted an image or video of you that was less than flattering. Everyone not only saw...
Uneven training, certification hamstrings recruitment in home care
Nov 23, 2022
At 1,200 square miles, Rhode Island is the nation’s smallest state. This geographic curiosity — which allows for easy passage to other states — has become a staffing hurdle for home care providers.
Prevalence of arthritis higher among caregivers
Nov 03, 2022
Proportion of caregivers reporting disabilities was higher for those with versus without arthritis
Home care firms team up on dementia training
Oct 11, 2022
ComForCare is teaming up with At Your Side Home Care on a memory care training program to help home care teams address dementia-related challenges.
Family caregivers increasingly worried about loved ones falling
Sep 26, 2022
Falls are a growing concern to family caregivers, according to a new study by dementia technology firm SafelyYou.
Leisure activities inversely linked to dementia, Alzheimer disease
Aug 11, 2022
Leisure activities are associated with a reduced risk for dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Aug. 10 in Neurology.
New drugs may not be the best answer to Alzheimer’s
Jul 06, 2022
Focusing on the treatment of hypertension and hearing loss, instead of the development of high-priced drugs, might be a better way to address Alzheimer’s disease, according to the chairman of the Lancet...