Cognitive Impairment

Stroke risk spikes with declining cognition, researchers say

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Older adults with cognitive impairment have a greatly elevated risk of experiencing a stroke, according to newly published research findings.

Self-reporting may forewarn memory problems in future

Self-reporting may forewarn memory problems in future

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Men over 60 who self-report memory problems may be predicting later cognitive impairment, new research finds.

Large number of hospitalizations could be prevented for cognitively impaired residents on feeding tubes, researchers find

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Residents of long-term care facilities who are cognitively impaired and on feeding tubes have high numbers of potentially preventable emergency room visits and hospitalizations, according to newly published research findings.

Pressure ulcer prevention: Assessing all contributing factors

Pressure ulcer prevention: Assessing all contributing factors

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When analyzing the relationship between soft-tissue injury and support surfaces for pressure ulcer treatment and prevention, caregivers must realize support surfaces deliver unwanted gradient pressure and/or shear mechanical stresses, resulting in soft tissue distortion.

Discharge to a skilled nursing facility lowers readmission rate for those with dementia, study finds

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People with dementia who are discharged from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility are less likely to be readmitted than those discharged to other settings, according to recently published research.

Caution needed with cognitive enhancers

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Cognitive enhancers, such as donepezil or rivastigmine, do not improve function in those who have mild cognitive impairment over the long term, new research reveals.

Anticholinergics impair seniors: report

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Cognitive impairment can result when older adults are taking or given medications with strong anticholinergic effects, a new study has found.

LGBT seniors grapple with isolation, poor health, experts say

The number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals over the age of 65 is expected to double over the next few decades, yet policies and services for this group is lacking, a new report suggests.

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