Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Munich orders masks on as virus resurges

The German city of Munich will require masks to be worn at the busiest public spaces in tightened restrictions announced Monday by authorities to fight a resurgence in coronavirus infections.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Unionized nursing homes saw fewer COVID-19 deaths

More than 40 percent of COVID-19 cases in the United States have occurred in nursing homes, and new research indicates that healthcare worker unionization correlates with lower mortality rates and infection rates at those ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two Swiss care homes hit by virus outbreaks

Ninety people have tested positive for COVID-19 and eight have died in two care homes in central Switzerland in two of the largest outbreaks seen in retirement facilities, local authorities said.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Facing up to the dementia home care dilemma of COVID-19

In the UK, over 850,000 people are living with dementia. This is expected to hit over 1 million by 2025, with numbers consistently rising. But it's not only the person with the condition that is affected. Family members and ...

Health

Very rural elders receive fewest services

Older adults living in very rural settings are less likely than those living closer to urban centers to receive available services in health, nutrition and transportation, according to a new study by a Washington State University ...

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