Advanced Dementia

Also in the news for Oct. 9, 2014 . . .

AHCA announces new board members and directors, Coble to be vice-chair ... Gastronomy tubes should not be used in those with advanced dementia or nearing death, ethics group says ... Home healthcare minimum wage enforcement delayed six months ... CMS revises latest MDS manual update

More than 50% of dementia patients in nursing homes are given potentially pointless and dangerous drugs when near death, study finds

More than 50% of dementia patients in nursing homes are given potentially pointless and dangerous drugs when near death, study finds

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Nursing homes administer largely pointless and potentially harmful drugs to a majority of residents with advanced dementia, according to findings in Jama Internal Medicine.

Japanese gardens inside nursing homes could benefit late-stage Alzheimer's residents, researchers find

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Individuals with advanced dementia had better behavior after viewing a Japanese garden in a nursing home, researchers find.

Also in the news for May 16, 2014 . . .

New PEPPER reports available ... ICU use for late-stage dementia increased, varies by region ... Weekends deadly for hospitalized pneumonia, COPD patients ... Anti-aging drug breakthrough?

Singing show tunes combats dementia: study

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Long-term care operators might want to add show-tune sing-alongs to their dementia care plans, new research suggests.