News tagged with dementia care
A potentially ground-breaking human drug trial is currently underway, which aims to discover whether blood pressure medication can slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). This is the latest ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Due to its ageing population, the Netherlands is seeing an explosive growth in the number of dementia patients. This is expected to increase from 250,000 in 2013 to 500,000 in 2050. Cost cutting in the healthcare ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The monetary cost of dementia in the United States ranges from $157 billion to $215 billion annually, making the disease more costly to the nation than either heart disease or cancer, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—A northern Utah sheriff's office is floating a unique and unproven idea for keeping seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia safe: Give them ankle monitors normally used on criminals on house arrest or parole.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—There's more troubling news for America's aging population: A new report finds that one in every three seniors now dies while suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
Doctors should avoid 90 medical procedures that are performed regularly but often cost too much or do little good, according to a new list of expert recommendations.
Health Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Older people often worry about dementia and while some risks are known, for example alcoholism or stroke, the effects of illness are less clear. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care looks ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—An important method for brain research and diagnosis is magnetoencephalography (MEG). But the MEG systems are so expensive that not all EU countries have one today. A group of Swedish researchers ...
Neuroscience Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Weekly telephone contact with a nurse substantially reduced hospital re-admissions for high-risk patients, according to results of a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health study.
Health Dec 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The approach of the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia—with contributions from family members, community advocates, health care systems and researchers—improves dementia care and informs dementia research, according ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from McMaster and the University of Waterloo have developed a new website to help those living with dementia navigate the journey.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Nov 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A Medicare rule that blocks thousands of nursing home residents from receiving simultaneous reimbursement for hospice and skilled nursing facility (SNF) care at the end of life may result ...
Health Oct 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
"Communicating With Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Review of What Really Works," the latest report from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), provides 40 pages of recommended guidelines for health care providers i ...
Health Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Canada announced Wednesday it was disbursing Can$19.4 million in aid for 14 poorer countries to treat mental health disorders.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Improved home care resources for people with conditions such as dementia, who would prefer to die at home, are key to providing better end of life care and reducing the strain of the UK's ageing population on the NHS, according ...
Health Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0