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UT Medical Center expands Alzheimer's research

January 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Inspired by coach Summitt's vision, The Pat Summitt Clinic opened its doors in January 2017.

When lifts break

January 4, 2018  |  Kathleen Mears
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A broken Hoyer lift and shortage on lift pads means that SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears has to stay in bed for the foreseeable future. 

Mourning before death

January 3, 2018  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
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Families may be grieving how cognition or illness have diminished the capacity of a loved one, stirring up emotions that aren’t usually acknowledged until after death. Caregivers have an opportunity to ease the anticipatory loss or long goodbye to help...

How stress can cause weight gain in women

December 29, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers found stressful events can be linked to obesity, which is associated with several chronic illnesses. 

Student nurses make the rounds

December 28, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.

Editors' pick: Top 10 infection control stories for 2017

December 21, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors
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This year's mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on recurring infection rates, new definitions for urinary tract infections in the 2017 RAI User’s Manual and the latest surveillance data on multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) made...

Doing more harm than good

December 21, 2017  |  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
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A growing number of healthcare providers are questioning the need for extensive cancer screening for seniors when the tests won’t significantly improve their quality of life. 

The heartbreak of caring

December 18, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears.

Wellness coaches help seniors not only survive, but thrive

December 13, 2017  |  Melissa Bailey, KHN
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A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.

The polypharmacy epidemic

December 12, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Medication management can reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions, many of which have potentially harmful side effects, and can improve overall health. 

Remembering a milestone

December 11, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathy Mears reflects on the events that eventually led her to living in a nursing home. 

ADA releases 2018 diabetes care guidelines

December 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Many of the new care recommendations involve adults with hypertension or cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes.

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