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Researcher receives $1.9 million grant to study development of memory networks in children

Gerontology - Wed, 2016-07-13 07:02
Noa Ofen, Ph.D., a Wayne State University researcher in lifespan cognitive neuroscience, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to study the development of memory networks in children.
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Too Old for Sex? Not at This Nursing Home

elderly care - Tue, 2016-07-12 11:00
Recognizing that some residents have intimate relationships well into their 70s and 80s, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale now offers a happy hour, a senior prom and a dating service.
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Home Care Workers Can Finally Claim Victory

elderly care - Sat, 2016-07-02 21:24
After four decades, the law of the land is that these employees have the same basic labor protections as other employees.
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Study examines how frequently older adults with diagnosed and undiagnosed dementia perform unsafe activities

Gerontology - Thu, 2016-06-23 14:10
Dementia currently affects some 5 million people in the U.S., and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Having dementia affects the way you think, act, and make decisions.
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Can You Keep a Woman From Courting Your Elderly Dad?

elderly care - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:00
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether to prevent a father’s late-in-life romance and whether it’s O.K. to leave your hearing aids at home during a job interview.
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In-hospital program improves community mobility, posthospitalization function in older adults

Gerontology - Thu, 2016-06-16 12:15
Decreased mobility during hospitalization for older adults is associated with increased risk of death, nursing home admission and functional decline. University of Alabama at Birmingham investigators found that patients who participated in a mobility program were less likely to experience a decline in mobility when compared to the usual care provided during hospilization.
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Researchers explore why women have ubiquitous survival advantage than men

Gerontology - Wed, 2016-06-15 20:10
Women live longer than men. This simple statement holds a tantalizing riddle that Steven Austad, Ph.D., and Kathleen Fischer, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explore in a perspective piece published in Cell Metabolism on June 14.
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Memos Imply That City Hall Knew of Nursing Home Deal

elderly care - Sat, 2016-06-11 04:04
The de Blasio administration has claimed for months that top officials knew nothing about deed restrictions lifted on a nursing home, but documents obtained by The New York Times indicate otherwise.
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Who May Die? California Patients and Doctors Wrestle With Assisted Suicide

elderly care - Thu, 2016-06-09 15:33
As the state begins to allow what has come to be known as aid in dying, two patients and two doctors explain how it will affect them and how they are preparing for the changes.
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Finding Ways to Keep Patients at Home

elderly care - Thu, 2016-06-09 13:00
My patient dutifully completed an advanced directive, but that piece of paper didn’t help her to live out her final months with the comfort and dignity that she deserved.
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Dennis McCullough, Pioneer of ‘Slow Medicine’ in End-of-Life Care, Dies at 72

elderly care - Thu, 2016-06-09 00:58
Mr. McCullough’s movement, which advocates palliative care over invasive regimens for older patients, has been increasingly available in nursing homes.
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How a Vague Hunch Led From a Nursing Home to an Island of Mass Graves

elderly care - Wed, 2016-06-08 18:49
Nina Bernstein, a Metro reporter, followed a complex web of records to track down wards of court-appointed guardians who ended up buried on Hart Island.
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Video conference technology connects hospital specialists and nursing home staff to care for dementia patients

Gerontology - Tue, 2016-06-07 13:09
Nursing homes in the United States care for increasing numbers of people with dementia, yet many lack access to geriatric psychiatrists, behavioral neurologists and other specialists who may help manage symptoms associated with dementia, including behavioral issues.
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Hearing problems impact life space mobility of older adults

Gerontology - Tue, 2016-06-07 13:01
Research has found that hearing loss has wide-ranging impacts not only on older people's ability to communicate, but also on their ability to move about and participate in different hobbies and activities. This has been revealed in studies funded by the Academy of Finland whose results have been published in international scientific journals.
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New York Attorney General Seeks to Halt Sale of 2 Nursing Homes Amid Inquiries

elderly care - Mon, 2016-06-06 21:15
The office of Eric T. Schneiderman said it was objecting to the sale of two centers to the Allure Group, citing “misrepresentations” by the company.
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Aging Japanese Women Find a Resigned Solace in South Korea

elderly care - Mon, 2016-06-06 01:58
As their numbers dwindle, the residents of Nazarewon, a South Korean nursing home for Japanese women, are reminders of the combative history between the neighboring countries.
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Johns Hopkins study highlights added risks of undiagnosed dementia in older adults

Gerontology - Thu, 2016-06-02 20:17
A Johns Hopkins study on data from more than 7,000 older Americans has found that those who show signs of probable dementia but are not yet formally diagnosed are nearly twice as likely as those with such a diagnosis to engage in potentially unsafe activities, such as driving, cooking, and managing finances and medications.
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Right carbohydrate intake linked to healthy aging

Gerontology - Thu, 2016-06-02 12:49
Most people know that a diet high in fiber helps to keep us "regular." Now Australian researchers have uncovered a surprising benefit of this often-undervalued dietary component.
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Fasting-mimicking diet may help decrease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Gerontology - Fri, 2016-05-27 10:16
Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
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Self-care can help nurses manage compassion fatigue

Gerontology - Thu, 2016-05-26 18:18
The heart of healthcare is stressed. With longer shifts, staffing shortages and healthcare changes taxing our nurses, it's no surprise that up to 80 percent report suffering compassion fatigue at some point in their careers, according to recent studies.
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