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Falls-related ER visits rise in Calif.

February 22, 2017  |  Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
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Surging numbers of seniors—and their lengthening life spans—are keeping emergency rooms busy with visits attributed to falling.

Eastern Washington University adds LTC-focused admin program

February 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Pacific Coast university is testing the legs of a new bachelor’s degree focusing on nursing home and assisted living administration.

Silverado launches program for movement disorders

February 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The national care chain designed the cross-departmental program specifically to support residents with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Activities to prevent memory loss

February 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers observed seniors who pick up mentally stimulating activities, even later in life, can help protect themselves against mild cognitive impairment. 

The POLST conversation

February 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Respecting end-of-life wishes is the ultimate goal in a person-centered care environment. So, how can caregivers help residents have "the conversation" and understand their choices?

An unanswered call light

February 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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It wasn’t a bump in the night, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains how scary it was waiting for her aides to come in one morning.

A birthday surprise

February 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A granddaughter brings her birthday party to the nursing home so grandma could join in the celebration. 

Health risks and the aging LGBT community

February 14, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Researchers at the University of Washington conducted the first-of-its-kind study of the unique health challenges LGBT adults face as they age.

Couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

February 14, 2017  |  newswire
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A continuing care retirement community helped plan a memorable evening in for a Pennsylvania couple still in love all these decades later. 

Study: Bilingual skills may combat Alzheimer’s disease

February 14, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A language a day keeps the Alzheimer’s at bay, notes a new study of the effects of language on memory.

Neurologist opera singer, veterans’ care experts to headline spring Memory Care Forum

February 13, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors
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Ready to learn about the latest and best practices in memory care? All-new programming for the 2017 Spring Memory Care Forum includes OPTIMA Award-winning innovators in veteran dementia care and a neuroscientist working to validate MP3 player music therapy...

Dementia bathing

February 13, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-chief
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What makes for an enjoyable bathing experience for some may not be the best strategy for those with dementia. Read tips from a national dementia expert on how to avoid struggles and fears in residents with cognitive decline at bathing time.