Changing The Way We Look At Dementia 

By Judith Graham FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Come join us on Feb. 13 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET for a live discussion about improving care and services for people with dementia and supporting caregivers. RSVP here.    Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and…Read more »

How do doctors diagnose dementia?

To diagnose dementia, doctors do a medical assessment to determine whether changes are because of an underlying treatable condition like depression or vitamin B12 deficiency. Then, they will assess whether there are signs of dementia. A medical assessment for dementia generally includes: Patient history. Typical questions about a person’s medical and family history might include asking…Read more »

The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a two-day meeting of researchers, service providers, persons with dementia, family caregivers, and other stakeholder groups. It will be held October 16-17, 2017, at the Natcher Building’s Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. NIA’s Division of Behavioral…Read more »

KAER Toolkit — Detecting Cognitive Impairment

The Gerontological Society of America recently released a new resource — KAER Toolkit: 4-Step Process to Detecting Cognitive Impairment and Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia. The goal of the model is to help primary care providers achieve greater awareness of cognition in older adults, increase detection of cognitive impairment, earlier diagnostic evaluation and referrals for education…Read more »