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The 3Ds: Delirium, Dementia and Depression Pocket Guide As the population ages, many adults will suffer one or more of the 3Ds: Delirium, Dementia and Depression. At times, these symptoms overlap and occur simultaneously. Recognize the difference...
June 28, 2018
“Social frailty” has more of an impact on the onset of depression in older adults than does physical frailty or cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the June issue of JAMDA: the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
June 28, 2018
Social frailty is strongly associated with the incidence of depression in the older adult population, according to a new study in the June issue of JAMDA. Researchers assessed 3,538 older adults in Japan in terms of depressive symptoms and frailty...
Full Set of Pocket Guides – Set of all 6 The complete set of pocket guides describes the critical decision points in the management of common conditions found in the PALTC population and incorporates current information and best practices for use by...
April 10, 2017
Depression is common in geriatric patients and is associated with problems such as sleep disorders, loss of appetite, and social withdrawal. When unresolved, it can lead to hospitalizations and a higher mortality rate. A new study in the April issue...
December 5, 2016
Many people are interested in quality sleep and for good reason. Michigan State University Extension recognizes that quality sleep is important for overall health at any age. Infants through 3 years need up to 15 hours. School age children need up...
This program will outline the requirements and describe the integration of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services into care planning of long-term care residents. Through collaboration, pharmacists, nurses, and physicians can improve care for...
July 11, 2015
“Do I have to be heavy?” she suddenly snaps, slamming down her fork and pushing the photo album at me. To my mother, life is black-and-white: Thin is good, and weight — even the smallest amount, even if it helps fend off frailty, as a 2013 article...