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Resident choice improves dementia care, experts say

Care providers need to offer residents with dementia meaningful roles in creating their own care plans, experts advised Monday at the Pioneer Network Conference in Rosemont, IL.

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TeamHealth acquires IPC Healthcare for $1.6 B

Physician staffing company TeamHealth will acquire post-acute care group IPC Healthcare Inc. for $1.6 billion, the companies announced Tuesday.

Nursing home accused of failure to report resident-to-resident sexual contact

A Massachusetts nursing home failed to report the alleged unsolicited sexual contact between residents, according to a report by a state agency.

Popular dementia meds could cause harmful weight loss

Cholinesterase inhibitors, a class of medications commonly used to treat dementia, could cause older adults to lose a "harmful" amount of weight, new research suggests.

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Dementia residents and caregivers say invest in direct care, not research: survey

Most people with dementia and their caregivers would rather have funding go toward resources in short-term and long-term care settings rather than research for a cure, a new survey has found.

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Nursing homes have become the targets of a number of negative advertising campaigns, especially by predatory plaintiff attorneys seeking to alarm family members.

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Georgia enhances advertising protections for LTC

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Nursing homes need infection prevention education

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Shared Decision Making in Managing Idiopathic and Neurogenic OAB

Shared Decision Making in Managing Idiopathic and Neurogenic OAB

From the September 2014 issue of Renal & Urology News: Data suggest that clinicians often fail to communicate adequately with patients to select individualized therapy. Along with the prevalence of overactive bladder (OAB) and the frequent failure of initial therapy, this points to the need for urology specialists to heighten their diagnostic acuity for idiopathic and neurogenic OAB and its comorbidities, and to strengthen their ability to communicate with patients to individualize treatment, improving efficacy, safety, and adherence. This article includes examples of actual patient-clinician videos and excerpts of faculty discussions.

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