Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDTPublic 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...
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDTIndividual 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...
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDTIn 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.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDTWhat 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.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDTWhat 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?
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDTNew 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...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDTThe 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 PDTA 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 PDTLearn 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 PDTHow 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 PDTHow 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 PDTThere 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 PDTThis 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 PDTOlder 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 PDTAre 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 PDTCenters for Disease Control and Prevention issues first report on epilepsy and suicide.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDTAmong 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 PDTLearn 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 PDTAt least 1 in 5 nursing home residents may have experienced abuse by other residents.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 PDTA 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 PDTIn 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 PDTA 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 PDTFirst 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 PDTStudy 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 PDTThe term palliative care carries a stigma for patients and their caregivers, who regard it as synonymous with impending death.