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PA facility to target substance abuse

November 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new skilled nursing unit in McKeesport, Pa., is targeting the needs of patients with a primary medical condition and co-occurring substance misuse disorders.

Baylor presents latest report on Alzheimer's

November 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Update to patients and caregivers featured two papers linking Alzheimer's and herpes viruses.

 

Weighing the cost: treating or ignoring hearing loss in seniors

November 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Having hearing loss and not knowing it might translate into higher medical bills and other health problems for many seniors, two new studies suggest.

 
 

Five-minute neck scan seems to detect dementia much earlier, research shows

November 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. 

Certain dementia drugs may quicken Alzheimer's symptoms, decline

November 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“Clinical trials of new therapies for [Alzheimer’s disease] typically allow participants to continue receiving [cholinesterase inhibitors] and memantine during the trial if the dose remains stable,” Richard E. Kennedy, MD, PhD.

New study shows signs of Alzheimer's treatment with diabetes drug

November 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new study finds that people with Alzheimer's disease who also took antidiabetes medication exhibited fewer molecular markers of the neurological condition.

Local performers put on memory care play

November 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Arthur Monsetin is a fictional character, but the story of his fading memory and declining comprehension is one that will ring true to the millions of Americans suffering from dementia, and the family members who struggle along with them.

Wyoming Department of Health offers help with long-term care

October 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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People with questions or concerns about long-term care services in Wyoming can find an advocate through the Wyoming Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program offered through the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

National Institute on Aging provides grant for brain activity biomarker research

October 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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This project addresses the growing unmet need for alternative approaches to mitigating cognitive decline by introducing a robot companion that will interact and motivate patients in order to reinforce therapeutic behavior

High risk of neglect in for-profit nursing homes, study shows

October 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that residents in for-profit nursing homes have the highest risk of receiving neglect-related diagnoses.

Antipsychotic medicine proven ineffective for dementia

October 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

The next steps in flu prevention

October 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The first and most important step is to get vaccinated. 

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