Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Deaths of assisted living residents spiked during pandemic

While significant attention has been paid to COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, public health leaders have understood less about the effects of the virus in assisted living communities. These settings are also home to older ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tokyo adopts tougher virus rules, starts vaccinating elders

Tokyo adopted tougher measures against the coronavirus Monday as it struggles to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Olympics in a country where less than 1% of people have been vaccinated.

Vaccination

China weighs carrots and sticks in push to vaccinate millions

Tickets to tourist attractions, shopping coupons, and report cards naming and shaming stores where staff haven't been vaccinated: China is veering from compulsion to persuasion in its bid to inoculate its population from ...

Vaccination

UK hits COVID vaccination 'landmark' in care homes

All elderly people living in English care homes who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine have now been offered their first injection, the National Health Service (NHS) announced on Monday.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Nursing homes may misinterpret mental changes, falls as infection

There is a widespread belief that a change in the mental status or an increase in falls in a nursing home resident may indicate an underlying infection. This contributes to the overuse of antibiotics, according to revised ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Rural patients with Alzheimer disease have shorter survival

(HealthDay)—Rural Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer disease and related dementia (ADRD) spend more time in nursing homes, receive less home health care, and have shorter survival than their urban counterparts, according ...

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