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CEO resigns after nursing home patient in decade-long vegetative state gives birth; governor calls incident ‘deeply troubling’

McKnight's (01/09/2019) – The longtime leader of an Arizona long-term care facility resigned Monday, following reports that a patient in a vegetative state was sexually assaulted and recently gave birth to a baby. Full story »

Exercise-induced hormone may protect against Alzheimer’s and dementia

New Atlas (01/08/2019) – A new study has revealed a compelling association between a hormone released during exercise and the prevention of neurodegeneration seen in conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Full story »

Man uses 90-year-old mother’s $174,000 nursing home funds to go on cruise, buy cars until account was empty

Newsweek (01/07/2019) – An Alabama man has been accused of plowing through nearly $200,000 reserved for his 90-year-old disabled mother’s assisted-living accommodation, splashing the cash on clothes, hotel stays, vehicles and even a cruise trip. Full story »

Drinkable drug ‘cocktail’ may finally put a stop to Alzheimer’s

New York Post (01/04/2019) – Scientists have created a drinkable cocktail that could cure Alzheimer’s and reverse memory loss. Full story »

Feds release 5 top threats, 10 best practices to help SNFs battle cyber hazards

McKnight's (01/03/2019) – Nursing facilities and other healthcare providers now have “the book” to battle the threat of cyber breaches. Full story »

Families of nursing home residents can now put cameras in rooms

WDSU (01/01/2019) – During the last legislative session, the House and Senate unanimously approved the bill allowing recording in nursing homes. Full story »

This is why we need to start treating ageing as a disease

Wired (12/31/2018) – The next medical frontier is extending the human lifespan. But changing the definition of ageing is still a huge obstacle Full story »

Nursing home ‘Angel’ rings in the new year with seniors

Click2Houston (12/28/2018) – Hotel ballrooms, nightclubs and ball drops, millions of revelers will ring in the new year out on the town with friends and strangers. But every year, one Houston man gathers his closest friends and hits up local nursing homes for a flash mob-style dance party. Full story »