News tagged with dementia care

Doctor's specialty predicts feeding tube use

A new study shows that when elderly patients with advanced dementia are hospitalized, the specialties of the doctors at their bedside have a lot to do with whether the patient will end up with a gastric feeding ...

Apr 07, 2014
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Living at home with dementia

Most people with dementia who live at home have multiple unmet health and welfare needs, any number of which could jeopardize their ability to remain home for as long as they desire, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.

Dec 19, 2013
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Better strategies to treat dementia

Imagine waking up in an unfamiliar room surrounded by strangers telling you what to do. On top of the confusion you feel, you are also in severe pain and cannot find the words to describe it nor the trust to even want to. ...

Dec 13, 2013
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Eat Mediterranean to ward off dementia

A University of Liverpool scientist has called on the UK's Health Minister to promote Mediterranean-style eating to reduce the burden of dementia.

Dec 11, 2013
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US nursing homes reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

(HealthDay)—A year-old nationwide effort to prevent the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications in U.S. nursing homes already seems to be working, public health officials report, as facilities begin ...

Aug 27, 2013
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