The New York Times recently published that scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have devised the most sensitive blood test for Alzheimer’s yet. It tests for beta amyloid, the protein that is most associated with Alzheimer’s disease. While it is not a perfect predictor, it can predict the […]
One year ago, a mass stabbing attack shocked the Boise community. The victims were all refugees, who arrived in Boise to avoid violence. The Boise community and International Rescue Committee raised over $445,000 dollars for the victims, and now a year later, the remaining funds are distributed to the families. […]
Traveling the world at 90 years old is now possible – in a way. At the University of Tokyo, virtual reality technology allow the elderly to travel the world in 360 degree videos, without leaving their seats. This project also works in conjunction with physical rehabilitation in nursing home communities, […]
Technology has expanded the possibilities for care of older adults, however, it is not without complications. Technical, as well as privacy concerns, can give families pause when implementing devices. This article dives into the possibilities of remote monitoring to help care for older adults.
Read the AARP article here.
David Wilson, Chair of the Leadership Council of Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, wrote a letter to the editor in the Idaho Statesman regarding the burden that Alzheimer’s places on families in our state. After recently returning from the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC, David […]
The Idaho Statesman ran a story today about one family’s experience with dementia. It is a must read. Unpaid family caregivers are a huge part of what makes old age work in any society; in ours they are much under-appreciated. Its description of aphasia seemed especially spot on.
The article can […]
Retirement accounts held in the name of the community spouse should be exempt and not a countable resource in a Medicaid application. A recent Medicaid application denial and subsequent fair hearing decision puts that long held Idaho rule in jeopardy. In that case, the applicant had used a portion of […]