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Adding the Personal Touch to Memory Care: A Conversation with PointClickCare’s Travis Palmquist and Murry Mercier

October 30, 2017  | 
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The majority of long term care communities highlight the importance of personalization to providing the best quality care to residents. And no wonder—research shows that knowing the needs of residents can better help to develop and implement successful care...

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. 

Alzheimer’s diagnosis: Would you want to know?

December 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A British survey shows that most people feel the knowledge of the diagnosis would be valuable even if the disease has no cure.

Remembering a milestone

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

Remember or forget? The complex role of scent in memory

December 11, 2017  |  The Scripps Research Institute
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Scent-associated memories are among the strongest and most lasting, but how does the brain decide which memories to keep and which to discard over time?

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.

Flu activity could be earlier, worse than last year: CDC

December 7, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The 2017-2018 flu season is just beginning, but experts hint that it could ramp up earlier and be more severe than usual.

Over-the-counter pain relievers work as well as opioids

December 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study finds acetaminophen and ibuprofen relieve pain as effectively as Percocet, Vicodin or Tylenol No. 3, suggesting a pain management option without risk of addiction.

FDA approves, CMS proposes coverage for extensive cancer genomic test

December 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) is a diagnostic test that can detect gene mutations for cancer, and its potential to help patients has spurred the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pay for qualifying beneficiaries to be screened. 

Treat hypertension earlier and keep it lower, new guidelines say

December 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The first new high blood pressure guidelines in a decade suggest keeping blood pressure lower than previously recommended in order to improve cardiovascular and kidney health in later years.

TENA upgrades to breathable materials

December 5, 2017  |  newswire
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TENA's premium incontinence products, made by Essity, are getting a makepover in breathable materials for better skin health.