When patients and their families feel overwrought and overwhelmed, a group of cells called the amygdala, located in their emotional brain, hijacks them away from being able to listen to you or follow what you say.
The life story is not a "nice to have" document - it is essential to delivering quality. If memory loss begins and progresses, the details of his or her life story would serve as the primary guide for service and care. Here's an example.
So right around Thanksgiving I was watching a trivia game show and the question came up: "What do 23% of Americans have for Thanksgiving?" My immediate thought was, "A burning desire to discover that they were adopted."
When it comes to their nursing home, a large majority of consumers and workers would be willing to recommend their facility to others, according to the results of a new survey.
Say what you will about youth today, but a new article finds that people of all ages are willing to forgive and respect their elders.
A group of neurologists has released a set of guidelines to help physicians and family members determine when people with dementia should give up their car keys and stop driving.
Some groups of elderly people actually report being more afraid of death if they have a strong family network of caregivers, a new study finds.
Don't be surprised if a member of the U.S. Census Bureau pays a visit to your nursing home over the next few weeks.
Federal regulators are meeting with nursing home operators and other key stakeholders today to discuss ways in which resident and family satisfaction surveys might be factored into the new facility Five-Star Quality Rating System.