Interaction between immunity and gut bacteria influences aging

Medical News Today (11/15/2018) – A mechanism that links the immune system, gut bacteria, and aging has come to light in recent research. Full story »

Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money

The Guardian (11/15/2018) – It is no secret that the government likes “social prescribing”. Last month’s loneliness strategy included proposals for GPs to refer patients to art groups, cookery classes and other activities. Full story »

Wildfire destroys three skilled nursing facilities

McKnight's (11/13/2018) – All three skilled nursing facilities in Paradise, CA, have been destroyed due to a massive wildfire that has left at least 29 people dead. Full story »

Dementia risk: Five-minute scan ‘can predict cognitive decline’

BBC News (11/12/2018) – A five-minute scan could be used to spot people at risk of dementia before symptoms appear, researchers claim. Full story »

Is anxiety a risk factor for dementia later in life?

U.S. News & World Report (11/09/2018) – Recent research out of the U.K. looked into the link between anxiety and the onset of dementia later in life. The meta-analysis examined four large studies of about 30,000 subjects and concluded: "Clinically significant anxiety in midlife was associated with an increased risk of dementia over an interval of at least 10 years." Full story »

Briggs Healthcare makes acquisition

McKnight's (11/07/2018) – Briggs Healthcare acquires Selman-Holman & Associates, a home care and hospice consulting firm based in Denton, TX. Full story »

LTC truths you just can’t ignore

McKnight's (11/07/2018) – Hats off to the organizers of various long-term and senior care conventions this fall. You presented a whirlwind of eye-opening information, networking and other opportunities. Full story »

LTC hints at shopping senior care centers SNFs in Texas

Skilled Nursing News (11/06/2018) – LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) is closely monitoring Senior Care Centers after fellow real estate investment trust (REIT) Sabra Health Care REIT announced the termination of its leases with the troubled provider — but it hasn’t yet seen comparable problems. Full story »

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