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The difficulty of going to the doctor

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
Senior Editor Nicole Stempak explores the problem of care coordination and how to help seniors access needed medical treatment. 

Most diabetics don’t get eye exams, study finds

October 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A majority of people with diabetes don’t receive annual eye exams despite the fact that they are at an increased risk of developing serious eye conditions, according to new research.

Facility owner pleads guilty to sexual abuse

October 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A retirement community owner will serve two days in jail and five years of probation for sexually abusing 12 current and former employees and residents.

Finances could affect cognition, aging process

October 12, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New research suggests poverty and perceived hardship could lead to premature aging. 

Personality and perceptions of aging linked to depression

October 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A new study found that improving self-perceptions related to efficacy and aging in older adults can reduce signs of depression in older adults. 

The lost generations

September 30, 2016  | 

Honoring those who have served soon will take on a new meaning as a new generation of veterans enters the long-term care system and nursing homes become a battleground for post-traumatic stress and dementia.

Brain activity declines over time with Parkinson’s disease

September 27, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New research on how Parkinson’s disease affects brain activity could help measure the effectiveness of future clinical trials and offer insight into new treatments. 

The care conundrum

September 26, 2016  | 

Resident blogger Kathy Mears watches how one resident’s changing health condition affects her family. That requires a lot of coordination for staff to communicate and keep everyone updated on an institutional level. 

How does your memory care facility rank?

September 23, 2016  |  Long-Term Living Editors

Memory care thought leaders gathered in at the Memory Care Forum to discuss the state of the industry and look ahead at what’s to come. 

Vitamin D may help reduce asthma attacks

September 13, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A meta-analysis of people with mostly mild to moderate asthma found that vitamin D supplements decreased the number of asthma attacks that required use of oral steroids and reduced the number of trips to the emergency department.

Socializing makes seniors more popular—and healthier

September 7, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Social butterflies tend to be in better health and less vulnerable to elder abuse, a Canadian researcher has found.

How you walk could indicate falls risk

August 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An analysis of embedded sensor data that measured gait speed and stride found that cumulative declines could predict a fall up to three weeks in advances, suggesting opportunities for proactive interventions.


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