Anxiety

The very anxious resident: A team approach

The very anxious resident: A team approach

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I've developed a set of suggestions for working with "challenging," anxious residents, who can disrupt everyone around them. If caregivers don't have sound strategies like these, patients, caregivers and others will suffer.

The Boston Marathon explosions: Turn off the dayroom TV

The Boston Marathon explosions: Turn off the dayroom TV

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I was hoping not to have occasion to write another column about tragedy so soon, but the terrible events at the Boston Marathon on Monday compel me to focus on the amount of information we provide to residents about distressing outside events.

Anxiety is under-diagnosed in individuals with arthritis, report says

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Older adults suffering from arthritis should be screened for anxiety, a new study recommends.

It's been a hard day's day

It's been a hard day's day

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Providers have one big reason to cut back on overtime: It can lead to a hemorrhage of money. But now there's another: It could make your employees depressed.

Drink your fruits and vegetables

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Everyone likes a juicy story. That became apparent recently after we ran an item about the beneficial effects of apple juice on people with Alzheimer's.

Two cups of apple juice a day may keep Alzheimer's behaviors at bay

Apple juice could help soften the anxiety, agitation and delusions common to patients with moderate-to-advanced Alzheimer's, a new study shows.

Improving the treatment of mental health issues in nursing homes

Improving the treatment of mental health issues in nursing homes

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More attention should be paid to nursing home residents' mental health, an important but often overlooked aspect of care.

Researchers look to hallucinogens to ease end-of-life anxieties

It turns out some scientists are saying, "yes," to drugs. Physicians and researchers are reevaluating hallucinogens like psilocybin, the psychotropic ingredient found in mushrooms, for their role in easing anxiety at the end of life, according to recent news reports.

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