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Caregivers provide help to people in need whether they are an adult, parent or spouse or a child with medical needs - some caregivers are family members and others are paid. Caregivers might shop for food, cook, clean the house, pay bills, give medicine,



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Two out of three US adults have not completed an advance directive

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Advance directives are the primary tool for individuals to communicate their wishes if they become incapacitated and are unable to make their own health care decisions, particularly near the end of...



Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music -- these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study in...



Elder abuse research yields new evidence on incidence, risks, outcomes

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study data from the Chinese community in Chicago is shedding light on the impact of elder abuse in America.



Personalized music may help nursing home residents with dementia

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Across the country, nursing home employees and families are trying personalized music playlists to help seniors cope with the disorienting, anxious experience of living with Alzheimer's disease and...



A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E.



Public attitudes towards end-of-life care in progressive neurological illness are conflicted, study reveals

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Public attitudes in UK and USA reveal support both for life-sustaining interventions and for measures to enable peaceful death in progressive neurological illness such as dementia, according to a...



Effects of at-home individual cognitive stimulation therapy on dementia patients and caregivers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST), an intervention carried out at home by family caregivers, has little impact on the cognition of patients with dementia, a new study has found, but...



Nursing home residents need more activities to help them thrive

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In a survey of staff from 172 Swedish nursing homes, most residents had been outside the nursing home during the previous week, but only one-fifth had been on an outing or excursion.



How to Break a Fever: Treatment Tips for Various Ages

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What causes a fever, when does a fever need treatment, and what are the different ways to break a fever? Learn when a doctor should be called.



ADHD in Toddlers: Early Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What age are children diagnosed with ADHD and is there evidence that it can be diagnosed in toddlers? What is the outlook for a child who is diagnosed?



People with dementia need more support to manage their medication

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New research funded by Pharmacy Research UK and published in Health Expectations, reveals people with dementia may struggle with managing their medication - exposing them to side-effects...



UK health system not fit for people with dementia and other chronic conditions

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The 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.



What impact do medication errors have on nursing home residents?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A 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.



How Can I Help Someone with Depression?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn 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?



Depression and Divorce: What's the Connection?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

How 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.



Planned Home Birth: What are the Pros and Cons?

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

How 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.



Care home dementia study finds failure to reduce antipsychotic prescribing

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

There 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.



Fire Ant Bites: Treatment, Symptoms, What They Look Like

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites or stings. This includes information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention.



Assisted-living facilities limit older adults' rights to sexual freedom, study finds

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Older 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...



Suicide rate is 22% higher among people with epilepsy than the general population

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues first report on epilepsy and suicide.



Palliative care-led meetings do not reduce anxiety, depression of families of patients with chronic critical illness

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Among 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...



Advanced Multiple Sclerosis: What to Expect

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the end stage of advanced multiple sclerosis. This article looks at the symptoms and treatment options for people with end stage MS.



The most prolific perpetrators of elder abuse may be living among them

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

At least 1 in 5 nursing home residents may have experienced abuse by other residents.



Study finds little consistency for UTI prevention in nursing homes

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 PDT

A 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...



Does obesity lead to more nursing home admission and a lower quality of care?

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In 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.