Alzheimer’s Disease: Cure & Care

Institute Talk: A Conversation With Vince Mor on Alzheimer’s Care and the State of Nursing Homes

Vincent Mor is a leading academic expert on eldercare issues and a national authority on research related to nursing homes. The Brown University professor has been principal investigator in more than 40 grants funded by the National Institutes of Health that focus on the use of health services and the outcomes experienced by frail and […]

Improving Care Through Public Policy

Without the development of a disease-modifying biomedical therapy, the number of people aged 65 years and older with Alzheimer’s dementia may nearly triple, from 5.5 million to a projected 13.8 million, by 2050 (Alzheimer’s Association, 2017). It is imperative that society be able to care for them. The practices featured throughout this supplement are just […]

Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a syndrome—a group of symptoms—that has a number of causes. The characteristic symptoms include difficulties with memory, language, problem solving, and other cognitive skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s […]

Time for a New Strategy in the War on Alzheimer’s Disease

Policy makers, public officials, and researchers alike are fond of “declaring war” on diseases. The wisdom of this “one disease at a time” approach, however, is questionable. Consider, for instance, the war on cancer. At the time it was declared by Richard Nixon in 1971, cancer was the second leading cause of death in the […]

50 Years of Cognitive Aging Theory

This special edition commemorates the roughly 50  years of theoretical work on cognitive aging. As an Introduction to this issue, we first briefly review cognitive aging efforts prior to the mid-1960s, then describe the mid-1960s as a pivotal point for cognitive aging theory, and finally comment on how the field has evolved since then. Cognitive Aging […]