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Innovative Couples’ Intervention Helps People With Dementia Communicate

For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner’s decline in the ability to communicate is frightening and frustrating.

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1,400 Nursing Homes Get Lower Medicare Ratings Because Of Staffing Concerns

Nursing home industry officials have acknowledged that some facilities are struggling to meet the new payroll reporting requirements.

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People Caring For Family Members With Dementia Are Sleep Deprived

These disruptions can lead to chronic sleep deprivation and place caregivers at risk for depression, weight gain, heart disease and premature death.

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More Than Senior Moments: Better Dementia Detection Is Urged

Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, says a panel of Alzheimer’s disease expert.

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Nursing Homes, Senior Centers Find Bullying Has No Age Limit

The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty.

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Program To Improve Elderly Mobility Feasible In Community Setting

Immobility in old age can lead to lower independence and quality of life and increased risk for falls and chronic disease.

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