Here’s how to prevent dementia, according to new world health guidelines

USA Today (05/15/2019) – Eat well, exercise often and don't take some of those vitamins, the World Health Organization said in newly released guidelines on how to reduce risk of dementia. Full story »

‘Zombie cells’ buildup in body may play role in aging

Snopes (05/14/2019) – Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems they bring. Full story »

A high-minded high-end approach to dementia care

Forbes (05/13/2019) – Of all the conditions that characterize the vulnerability of growing older, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are the most intractable and devastating. That’s true not only for affected individuals but also for those relatives who surround and care for them. This cognitive disability remains a black box, in which we can scarcely imagine the confusion and dislocation that accompany a withering brain and failing body. Full story »

Alzheimer’s: How light therapy could protect the brain

Medical News Today (05/07/2019) – Researchers have previously shown that a type of light therapy could potentially reduce toxic proteins that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. Now, the same team has identified what happens at cell level to achieve this result. Full story »

‘It is super emotional’ | Offering comfort to nursing home patients through baby dolls

WHAS (05/06/2019) – It began as a gift to Sandy Cambron's mother-in-law, something she could hold onto when much of her memory had faded. Pearl suffered from Alzheimer's. She was lonely, depressed, and living in a nursing home. Full story »

Nursing home’s field trips trigger residents’ memories

KLFY (05/05/2019) – It’s sometimes difficult for Juris East, 86, to remember day-to-day occurrences because he suffers from advanced dementia. Full story »

Dementia: How to find the right fit for long-term care

Kiplinger (05/01/2019) – For Larry Barrett, the agonizing decision to find a memory care community for his wife, Martha, began 10 years ago. That’s when Larry first noticed that something was going on with Martha, then 60, a lawyer. She’d forget the name of a person she met the night before. On a trip to Louisville, Ky., where she grew up, she forgot the way to her childhood home. Full story »

Thousands stolen from nursing home residents’ trust funds

ctpost (05/01/2019) – Five nursing homes have been fined by the state, including a facility in Westport where money was taken from residents’ trust funds. Full story »

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