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Aging services experts highlight 11 long-term care trends for 2019
Ballooning interest in managed care, along with the repurposing of SNFs, will be two major things providers must contend with next year, a long-term care consulting firm cautioned Thursday. Health Dimensions Group issued its “Top Trends in Aging Services 2019” report on Nov. 29, detailing 11 developments that will shape the long-term care field’s future - November 30, 2018 – www.McKnights.com

Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Weigh Down GE and Other Companies
General Electric Co.’s bet on selling long-term care insurance policies, which ballooned into a $16.5 billion liability, underscores how policies meant to pay for nursing homes and prescription costs have become one of the most unpredictable segments of the insurance industry. - December 3, 2018 – www.wsj.com

Minnesota Considers Two New Ways To Pay For Long-Term Care
Would you buy a term life insurance policy that automatically converts to long-term care coverage once you reach retirement age? How about paying a modest additional premium to add some home care benefits to your Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) insurance or your Medicare Advantage plan. - December 14, 2018 – www.forbes.com

State shifts away from nursing homes to assisted-living care for Medicaid patients
Oregon's plan to move residents who need less intensive long-term medical care into more home-like settings appears to be working, according to a new report from the Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon State University and Portland State University. - December 22, 2018 www.registerguard.com

Cognitive News

Breakthrough Ultrasound Method Promises to Reverse the Effects of Dementia
Human trials for a new ultrasound technique which offers to both restore memory and stop dementia in its tracks is being planned for next year
December 20, 2018 – www.interestingengineering.com

To Cure Alzheimer's, We Have to Forget What We Know About It So Far
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-to-cure-alzheimer-s-we-have-to-forget-what-we-know-about-it-so-far-1.6785487
December 27, 2018 – www.haaretz.com