Wellness

Memory care facility faces multi-million dollar lawsuit

A multi-million dollar lawsuit has been filed against a Eugene memory care facility by a former patient’s son, related to a severe scabies outbreak in 2016 that state authorities allege contributed to at least three patient deaths.

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Startups compete, vie to improve quality of life for aging citizens

The Aging Startup Challenge finals were held at TreeHouse Health, an innovation center on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

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Decreased disease risks due to more successful stewardship in long-term care

LTCF residents are at an increased risk of developing infections due to many underlying comorbid conditions, frequent use of invasive devices, age-related physiologic changes, and institutional exposure.

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Be alert for a flu-like virus

There’s another virus out there that could be adding to the seasonal misery, but it’s not being identified.

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How stress can cause weight gain in women

Researchers found stressful events can be linked to obesity, which is associated with several chronic illnesses. 

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Friendships: the key to aging well

Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories. 

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Wellness coaches help seniors not only survive, but thrive

A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.

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Treat hypertension earlier and keep it lower, new guidelines say

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.

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Connecting with a church

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church.

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Hypertension in the female 40s: A big risk-booster for dementia

Increased risk factors for dementia can begin earlier in life than you think, especially for hypertensive women.

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