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Agitation is a difficult behavioral issue for healthcare providers, caregivers and people with Alzheimer disease. In this library, we will bring you resources about current research, treatment interventions and other information.

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“Lighting Your Way”: A Digital Tool For Caregivers Of Loved Ones With The Behavioral Symptoms Of Dementia

“Lighting Your Way”: A Digital Tool For Caregivers Of Loved Ones With The Behavioral Symptoms Of Dementia

John Schall, Chief Executive Officer of Caregiver Action Network, chats with Dennis Sholler about “Lighting Your Way,” a new digital tool for caregivers of loved ones with the behavioral symptoms of dementia. During this interview, John walks through the “Lighting Your Way” digital tool on the Caregiver Action Network website….
HHS Preparing For Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias To Hit 12 Million By 2060

HHS Preparing For Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias To Hit 12 Million By 2060

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is preparing for the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) in the United States to double by 2060 from the current estimate of 6 million to 12 million. The increase is attributed to aging of the large Baby Boomer…
HHS Preparing For Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias To Hit 12 Million By 2060

HHS Preparing For Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias To Hit 12 Million By 2060

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is preparing for the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) in the United States to double by 2060 from the current estimate of 6 million to 12 million. The increase is attributed to aging of the large Baby Boomer…
The Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Development & Applications

The Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Development & Applications

Key Messages The Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) is a reliable tool developed to capture a large scope of neuropsychiatric symptoms. NPI’s utility and applicability is global and show significant impact in clinical trials. The NPI has traversed clinical symptomatology and neurobiological data to provide key insights into the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative…
  • Mini-Cog™

    The Mini-Cog™ is a 3-minute instrument that can increase detection of cognitive impairment in older adults. It can be used…
  • Early Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Detectable Via Imaging

    Early preclinical Alzheimer’s disease is detectable via brain amyloid imaging. About 88% of cognitively normal older adults with elevated brain amyloid levels at…
Schizophrenia & Dementia Dual Diagnosis Increased After CMS Reporting Requirement For Nursing Home Antipsychotic Prescriptions

Schizophrenia & Dementia Dual Diagnosis Increased After CMS Reporting Requirement For Nursing Home Antipsychotic Prescriptions

After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) began requiring public reporting of nursing home antipsychotic use, the proportion of residents with different forms of dementia also diagnosed with schizophrenia increased. Between 2011 and 2017, the likelihood of having a schizophrenia diagnosis increased 1.9 percentage points among residents with…

Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: Environmental Wellness

In this interview, Kathy Day and Gaurava Agarwal chat with Rachel Self on the topic on environmental wellness, which involves feeling physically safe, having access clean air, water, and food, and having safe and clean surroundings. Kathy Day and Gaurava Agarwal are paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development &…

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Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with significant health needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

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