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Is Spa Good for Memory Care Patients?

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.

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What’s ‘Brain Fog’?

Researchers are trying to unravel why some COVID-19 survivors suffer “brain fog” and other problems that can last for months, and new findings suggest some worrisome overlaps with Alzheimer’s disease.

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What’s the Latest on Controversial New Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm?

Medicare officials have decided that the federal health insurance program should only cover the controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm for patients who are participating in approved clinical trials. The preliminary decision, reached after lengthy deliberations, was released on Tuesday by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or C.M.S. If it is finalized later this year, it would significantly limit the number of patients who could use the expensive drug.

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Can a Nasal Spray Prevent Dementia?

Scientists from Osaka City University are reporting successful preclinical tests of a novel nasal spray designed to prevent the neurodegeneration associated with dementia. The spray combines two inexpensive, pre-existing drugs and was found to improve cognitive function in several different mouse models of dementia.

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