How to care for your most vulnerable patients:  People with dementia

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Ever wondered if technology could be the game-changer in caring for your dementia patients? What if your agency could leverage cutting-edge solutions like video chats and remote monitoring to enhance outcomes, save time, and reduce costs?   Dr. Dana Mukamel and her team from the University of California have groundbreaking data suggesting that integrating these […]

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CMS Announces RFA on New Dementia Care Model

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the request for application for the new Guiding and Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) model from the CMS Innovation Center. The GUIDE Model will test whether providing an alternative payment methodology dementia care programs to Medicare beneficiaries with dementia and their caregivers reduces expenditures while preserving […]

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Important New Paper: Elevating Experience for those Living with Dementia

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“Dementia is arguably the most feared condition of our time; and yet, the stigma and fear it arouses in society only serve to further erode the well-being of those affected.” Dr. Allen Power Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation With a rapidly growing aging population and the realization of all it calls on us […]

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Training Opportunity: Navigating COVID-19: Supporting Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers

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 Date/Time: Tuesday, June 23rd, 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT The current COVID-19 public health emergency presents new and unique challenges for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) as well as the family and friends providing care for them. Providers and health plans can play a key role in supporting individuals with ADRD and […]

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CMS Call on Supporting Dementia Patients at Home

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Learning Network will hold a call from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 on Dementia Care: Supporting Comfort and Resident Preferences. REGISTER HERE During this call, which should be of particular interest to agencies with a significant number of dementia […]

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Webinar: How to Overcome Literacy Issues with Dementia Patients

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For patients with cognitive impairment and their caregivers, barriers can be further complicated by literacy issues. That means it is up to health care professionals to identify these issues and adjust methods to ensure that each and every patient gets the very best care. That’s the purpose of a new and upcoming webinar, Lower Literacy […]

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Webinar on Supporting People with Dementia

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The American Society on Aging is presenting a free webinar on supporting dementia patients August 7, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific Time) that will enable participants to create helpful and collaborative relationships with first responders so that dementia patients can remain in their own homes […]

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Webinar on Disaster Preparation for Elderly and Caregivers

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The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center will be presenting a webinar on disaster preparedness for older adults with dementia, and their caregivers, who are living in their own communities. The webinar will be live from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time on July 10, 2018. This webinar provides a brief overview of risk […]

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‘Aggressive’ New Advance Directive Would Let Dementia Patients Refuse Food

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By JoNel Aleccia Republished from Kaiser Health News Treading into ethically and legally uncertain territory, a New York end-of-life agency has approved a new document that lets people stipulate in advance that they don’t want food or water if they develop severe dementia. The directive, finalized this month by the board for End Of Life Choices New […]

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Study: Physically Fit Women Far Less Likely to Develop Dementia

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Why some people suffer severe cognitive decline and others do not is still a matter for debate, but a new study published this month in Neurology indicates that women who remain physically fit into their later years are far less likely to develop dementia. Swedish researchers analyzed data from a study that followed more than […]

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Spending on Dementia Care is Soaring

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For the second straight year spending to treat patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will exceed a quarter of a trillion dollars, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association. Every 65 seconds another American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and, increasingly, dementia patients are aging at home, and a growing amount of spending to […]

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