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Medication administration top issue for directors of nursing

Medication administration top issue for directors of nursing

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Pain management for residents at the end-of-life, antipsychotic use in dementia residents and medication for epileptic residents were all hot issues tackled during the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care annual conference Monday.

'New ground' broken in Alzheimer's, dementia research, scientists say

Deep brain stimulation, a procedure used to treat Parkinson's, epilepsy and chronic pain, enhanced the memory of epilepsy patients with memory problems, a small study has found. Neurologists say this result "breaks new ground" in exploratory treatments for Alzheimer's and dementia.

Assisted living facility wrongfully denied woman employment after a drug test, EEOC says

Assisted living facility wrongfully denied woman employment after a drug test, EEOC says

An assisted living facility in Oregon violated federal law by refusing to hire an applicant who used prescription medication, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.