News tagged with family caregiver
Innovative medical records software developed by geriatricians and informaticians from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research will provide more personalized health care for older adult ...
Health Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Spouses, family members and others who provide informal care to U.S. military members after they return home from conflict often toil long hours with little support, putting them at risk for physical, emotional and financial ...
Health Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study authored by University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles shows that more empathic communication is needed between caregivers and hospice team members.
Health Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Patients who received Guided Care, a comprehensive form of primary care for older adults with chronic health problems, rated the quality of their care much higher than patients in regular primary care, and used less home ...
Health Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Jonathan Welch, MD, a physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, never thought his family would be part of a medical error. But when his mother's battle with cancer took a sudden turn ...
Health Dec 04, 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
People acting as caregivers for family members with cardiovascular disease may inadvertently increase their own risk for heart disease by neglecting their own health, according to a new study in the American Jo ...
Health Nov 07, 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
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
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
(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
An innovative model of dementia care that significantly reduces emergency department visits and hospitalizations, and encourages use of medications that are not harmful to older brains, has now been used to treat over 1,000 ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Many elderly people with dementia live and die at home rather than in nursing homes, a new study has found.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A study led by the University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles found that hospice family caregivers are "second order patients" themselves and require their own unique care needs.
Health Nov 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0