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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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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...



Dealing with Spider Bites: What You Need to Know

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Are spider bites dangerous? This article looks at the reasons spiders bite humans, the signs to look out for, and remedies for spider bites.



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.



One-third of autistic children likely to wander, disappear

Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A 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...



Texas A&M study shows risk factors associated with injurious falls

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT

First 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.



Empowering people with incontinence and their carers to live independent and dignified lives at home and in the community

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Study 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.



Palliative care viewed as a stigma, despite improving quality of life for cancer outpatients

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The term palliative care carries a stigma for patients and their caregivers, who regard it as synonymous with impending death.



Strategies and milestones for Alzheimer's patient and caregiver support outlined

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT

The 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.



New low-cost workforce extends primary care to homes of older adults

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A 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...



For parents of autistic children, more social support means better health

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

About one in 681 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).



Pitt report suggests urgent need for policies to support family caregivers of aging and disabled Americans

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Family members and friends provide the vast majority of care for aging Americans experiencing chronic conditions, trauma or illness.



Choosing to die at home does not hasten death for patients with terminal cancer

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A large study from Japan found that cancer patients who died at home tended to live longer than those who died in hospitals.



For older adults with dementia, transitions in care can increase risk for serious problems

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A 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.



Report highlights huge problems faced by parents of children with autism

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face severe challenges in accessing adequate services, according to a survey of hundreds of parents in the United Kingdom.



UK care homes struggle to care for residents with advanced dementia

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research has raised concerns regarding the care of those with advanced dementia in care homes across the UK.



A case exemplar for national policy leadership: Expanding PACE program

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new article "A Case Exemplar for National Policy Leadership: Expanding Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)," in the March 2016 Journal of Gerontology, chronicles the beginnings...



Dementia care at home: Raising knowledge and confidence to improve quality and decrease costs

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

NYU Nursing researcher develops Dementia Symptom Management at Home (DSM-H) Program to improve care confidence of providers, and quality of care delivered to people living with dementia at home.



New study finds elders living alone with abuser more likely to endure severe mistreatment

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New study finds elders living alone with abuser more likely to endure severe mistreatment.