AARP: States lag in keeping Medicaid enrollees out of nursing homes

States are making tepid progress helping millions of elderly and disabled people on Medicaid avoid costly nursing home care by arranging home or community services for them instead, according to a recent AARP report released in June. A story written by Phil Galewitz for Kaiser Health News says: “Although most states have experienced modest improvements [...]

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Late Stages

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care giving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and hear from professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage Alzheimer’s and their families. Presenters will include guests from Bluegrass Care Navigators, [...]

New center for older adults coming to Frankfort

Bluegrass Care Navigators will be opening the Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care Center in Frankfort, Ky., in the second half of 2017. The Navigators’ Adult Day Health Care Centers will provide care and companionship for older adults who need assistance or supervision during the day as well as those of any age who have Alzheimer’s [...]

Poor sleep quality could mean more risk for Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems, according to a new study published online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers have found a [...]

UK, YMCA to study whether exercise can slow Alzheimer’s

This column, by Allison Caban-Holt, an assistant professor with the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, recently appears in The Lexington Herald-Leader. It is reprinted here with permission. The World Health Organization says that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. We all know that being active can [...]

Lexington CARES provides services for seniors, disabled

The Lexington Department of Public Safety and Social Services wants your life at home to be a little easier and safer. Lexington Cares is a group of programs offered by local and federal government agencies. These programs offer residents options for safety, support and staying connected with others who might provide care during an emergency. [...]

UK researchers are looking for musicians

Are you a current or retired professional musician? If so, researchers at the University of Kentucky are inviting you to participate in a study to learn more about the mechanisms that support a musician’s ability to remain cognitively intact as they age. The study will take place during one session lasting approximately two hours. Participants [...]