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New research suggests that people who were emotionally neglected as children may have a higher risk of stroke in adulthood. The study is published in the September 19, 2012, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the ...
Neuroscience Sep 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Canada needs a comprehensive approach to reduce elder abuse that includes financial supports and programs for seniors and their caregivers, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Health Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Family members who care for terminally ill patients at home can be helped by nurses throughout the course of the illness and particularly after the patient's death, according to Penn State nursing researchers.
Health Sep 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
According to AARP, the annual cost of unpaid elder caregiving – work that falls mainly on the backs of family members – runs about $450 billion.
Health Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study shows that people who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day may be at higher risk for experiencing a stroke almost a decade and a half earlier in life than those who do not drink heavily. The research is ...
Neuroscience Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—No one thought Sherry S., a 91-year-old former sociologist with dementia-related short-term memory loss, could write.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Sep 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A large-scale review of national patient records reveals that although survival rates are the same, the cost of treating trauma patients in the western United States is 33 percent higher than the bill for treating similarly ...
Surgery Aug 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When a stroke patient is discharged from the hospital, they often must cope with a new disability or lack of function, so changes in their medications or a new dosing prescription can be particularly confusing. This can lead ...
Cardiology Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Six months ago, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels of people who care for those stricken by Alzheimer's ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
(HealthDay) -- A new system of caring for people with dementia in their homes could keep them from having to move into nursing homes and improve their quality of life, new research suggests.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 2
Family members or professional caregivers who do everything for older adults with Alzheimer's disease may just be wanting to help, but one University of Alberta researcher says that creating excess dependency may rob the ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Noah Jackson was born without a voice. Because of a rare genetic disease, his airway was so narrow he couldn't cry at birth. In fact, he could scarcely breathe, and had surgery when he was 5 days old to implant ...
Surgery Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The nursing profession needs to harness the power of the video-sharing website YouTube to promote a positive image of nurses, after research found that many of the top hits portray them in a derogatory way. That is the key ...
Other Jul 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
If you hire a caregiver from an agency for an elderly family member, you might assume the person had undergone a thorough criminal background check and drug testing, was experienced and trained for the job.
Health Jul 10, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Patients' mental and physical challenges, as well as family conflict, heighten caregivers' stress when they assist their ailing parents, a new University of Michigan study found.
Health Jul 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0