Diabetes can raise the risk of dementia more than four-fold, according to new research.
As awareness of dementia has grown, a startling fact has come to light: Nearly half of all older adults — 47% — die with a diagnosis of that condition on their medical record, according to research out of the University of Michigan and published in JAMA Health Forum.
More than 40 genes have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease for the first time, in a “landmark” study offering hope for better diagnosis and treatment.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many older adults are more socially isolated than ever—and thus more vulnerable to being financially victimized.
When Sunshine Retirement Living officials saw a significant drop in the use of antipsychotics in its memory care residents after piloting a “sensory spa” in one community, its mission became clear. The company expanded use of the spas throughout its portfolio.
Patients with dementia and memory issues could soon have a new way to connect. Cue Teddy is a teddy bear that not only talks but listens.