Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTThe UK's current health and social care system isn't fit for purpose when it comes to caring for people living with dementia (PLWD) who also have other illnesses and chronic conditions.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTA new analysis points to surprisingly low rates of serious impacts from medication errors affecting nursing home residents, despite the fact that these errors remain fairly common.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTLearn how to tell if someone is depressed and how to talk to them. What are the treatments for depression and what can be done if someone is suicidal?
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTHow can one person's depression affect their partner and what are the symptoms? Learn how to deal with depression in a relationship and post-divorce.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTHow do you plan a home birth and what are the possible benefits? Learn about if it is safe and what some of the possible risks are.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PSTThere has been no sustained reduction in the prescription of antipsychotics to UK dementia patients, despite government guidance, according to a report published in the medical journal BMJ Open.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PSTThis article takes a look at fire ants and their bites or stings. This includes information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PSTOlder adults in assisted-living facilities experience limits to their rights to sexual freedom because of a lack of policies regarding the issue and the actions of staff and administrators at these...
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PSTAre spider bites dangerous? This article looks at the reasons spiders bite humans, the signs to look out for, and remedies for spider bites.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PSTCenters for Disease Control and Prevention issues first report on epilepsy and suicide.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PSTAmong families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression...
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PSTLearn all about the end stage of advanced multiple sclerosis. This article looks at the symptoms and treatment options for people with end stage MS.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PSTAt least 1 in 5 nursing home residents may have experienced abuse by other residents.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 PSTA survey of nearly 1,000 nursing homes in the U.S. found little consistency across facilities of policies implemented to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a new study presented...
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PSTIn a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers examined the care that obese older adults receive when they are admitted to nursing homes.
Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PSTA review of data on 1,420 children ages 6 to 17 with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) found that more than one-third had wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, according...
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PSTFirst nationwide study shows 15 percent of people in these facilities suffer from injurious falls, and females were most at risk. An elderly woman catches her foot on a small area rug.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PSTStudy conducted in six European regions contributes to better understanding of how to improve thecare for people with incontinence in their daily lives at home and in the community.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:00:00 PSTThe term palliative care carries a stigma for patients and their caregivers, who regard it as synonymous with impending death.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PSTThe National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law in 2011. Over the past five years milestones have been identified to meet the plan's biomedical research goal.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PSTA new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute has found that person-centered dementia care, which involves both patients and their caregivers, can be...
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PSTAbout one in 681 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:00:00 PSTFamily members and friends provide the vast majority of care for aging Americans experiencing chronic conditions, trauma or illness.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PSTA large study from Japan found that cancer patients who died at home tended to live longer than those who died in hospitals.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 02:00:00 PSTA transition is a physical move from one location to another with a stay of at least one night. For older adults, especially those with dementia, some transitions may be unavoidable and necessary.