What older adults do while they sit affects dementia risk, study indicates

Researchers at USC explored the link between sedentary behavior and risk of dementia, finds that type of activity matters when it comes to brain aging Adults aged 60 and older who sit for long periods watching TV or other such passive, sedentary behaviors may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a newContinue reading “What older adults do while they sit affects dementia risk, study indicates”

Sleep & Dementia

It’s no secret that sleep is important, and most Americans don’t get enough of it. So, how can healthcare and wellness professionals work with patients and clients to prioritize sleep and stick to a long-term plan? Learn about the association between sleep and dementia, effective screening tools and strategies to optimize quality sleep. The AmericanContinue reading “Sleep & Dementia”

A New Dawn in Alzheimer’s Disease Management: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

Take advantage of dementia training on recent advances in diagnosis and treatment offered free this spring. This training is a CME/AAFP, ABIM, MOC Activity. Participants will need to register individually in order to complete the post-test and evaluation to receive credit

The neurocognitive impact of long COVID

In July scientists presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference research on links between COVID-19 and longer-term cognitive issues, including biological signs of Alzheimer’s disease. “The brain is one of the regions where virus likes to hide,” said Mukesh Kumar, the lead study author and a researcher at Georgia State University. “Our thinking that [COVID-19 is] moreContinue reading “The neurocognitive impact of long COVID”

Dementia Care: Enhancing Mobility and Reducing Fall Risks

REDUCING RISK OF FALLS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA People with dementia are four to five times more likely to fall than older people who do not have cognitive impairment. People with dementia fall more often than cognitively healthy older adults, but their risk factors are not well understood.  Teepa Snow has created a one-hour programContinue reading “Dementia Care: Enhancing Mobility and Reducing Fall Risks”