Tagged with dementia

Naming a Price for Dementia Care

Naming a Price for Dementia Care

Attempting to calculate the cost of dementia care is a tricky task. Generalities which do not require research – “it’s expensive,” “costs are going to rise,” “it’s a growing business,” etc. will not contribute any hard data. The New England Journal of Medicine published the “Monetary Costs of Dementia” last week. The background for this … Continue reading

Smaller REIT Prefers Building Properties over Buying Them

Smaller REIT Prefers Building Properties over Buying Them

Edgewood REIT, based in North Dakota, finds building its own senior living properties  more prudent than buying existing ones. Edgewood REIT  leases most of its properties to the Edgewood Group who also own a development and construction company. The company manages 43 independent, assisted and memory care communities in several Great Plain and Rocky Mountain States. The … Continue reading

This Program Requires Belief and Commitment…..

This Program Requires Belief and Commitment…..

The article “Namaste: Honoring the spirit within” from Long Term Living Magazine is both educational and thought-provoking. The Sanskrit word “Namaste”  roughly translates to “not to me but you” or “I salute the god within you”. It’s used often as a salutation at the end of yoga practices and holistic treatments. The story focuses on a nursing … Continue reading

Feeling Lonely Linked to Dementia

Feeling Lonely Linked to Dementia

Psych Central reports on a study linking subjective feelings of loneliness to the likelihood of dementia diagnosis. Both male and female subjects who said they were lonely were 2.5x more likely to develop the disease. “The researchers suggest that loneliness may affect cognition and memory as a result of loss of regular use, or that … Continue reading