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Makers of BCAT launch online brain health program

February 27, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Several tools used in the BCAT Approach for cognitive assessments are now available to the public in the online brain health program.

An enduring romance

February 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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It’s a simple story of love, but a love story for the ages.

A pesky eye lump

February 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears had an eye infection that required multiple doctor visits and medications, which can be a frustrating and trying for anyone but especially an incomplete quadriplegic. 

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.