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January 7, 2018
The unexplained absence of a nursing home resident is one of the most challenging issues faced in the care of older adults, according to a study published last April in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
Recorded Monday, November 13, 2017 Speakers: Kenya Rivas, MD, CMD; Elizabeth Hames, DO, CMD; Suzanne Cryst, RDN, CSG, LD Nutritional care and support should be central to dementia management. At all stages in the disease course, the decision to...
October 11, 2017
Antidepressant prescription within 6 months of dementia proved to have a positive association with mortality, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association .
October 6, 2017
A controversial robot named Paro may help reduce agitation in nursing home residents with dementia, a new study suggests. Paro, a robotic baby harp seal introduced to the United States by Japanese researchers in 2009, has raised questions about the...
September 4, 2017
Japan has been the birthplace of many gadgets and technological advancements. Take ‘Paro’ the robotic seal for example, the subject of peer-reviewed studies, now on trial at Fingal Haven. Paro responds to touch, temperature and voice cues, with...
August 30, 2017
While many post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities use animals such as dogs and cats to help improve mood and manage dementia symptoms in residents, it isn’t always practical to have live animals onsite. A new open-access study in the...
August 18, 2017
After years of criticism, nursing homes have curbed administering antipsychotics, but some providers are questioning whether the across-the-board cuts are preventing some seniors from getting needed medications.
May 17, 2017
A fresh look at how Do-Not-Hospitalize (DNH) orders affect the movement of skilled nursing care residents shows those residents with such directives experienced significantly fewer transfers to hospitals or emergency departments (EDs). Report...
May 15, 2017
Programs that encourage advance care planning have shown positive results, including increased palliative care referrals, improved end-of-life care, and fewer unnecessary hospitalizations. Now a new study in JAMDA suggests that nursing home...