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Nursing homes can assess nutritional status by measuring residents' calves rather than body mass index, researchers find

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Nursing home caregivers can get a good idea of residents' nutritional status by measuring their calves rather than calculating their body mass index with height and weight, according to recently published research findings.

Dementia researchers identify therapies to improve eating habits, reduce depression

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A particular type of memory training combined with a Montessori-based approach to daily living can decrease depression in dementia patients by improving their eating habits, according to a recent study.

Lack of nursing home input compromised obesity-lifespan studies, researchers say

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The exclusion of nursing home residents should cast serious doubt on studies showing a positive relationship between obesity and lifespan, according to a new report.

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