Geriatric

Music that soothes the soul, enhanced by sorbet

Music that soothes the soul, enhanced by sorbet

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It's likely most of us listen to the radio on our commute to work, with a mix of announcers blathering, the latest pop music, or public radio if we have the mental energy to focus on what smart people are saying.

Serving sorbet before nursing home meals improves food intake, researchers find

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Nursing home residents who have a sorbet appetizer tend to eat more at mealtime and maintain their weight, according to findings from a small study done by researchers at Gonzaga University and the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.

Caring for their own family members creates unique burdens, benefits for geriatric healthcare professionals, study finds

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Healthcare professionals who work with seniors experience complex and at times distressing effects when they also are caregivers for aging family members, according to a recently published study. The research was described as the first of its kind.

Therapy animals delay progression of dementia symptoms in nursing home residents, study finds

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Engagement with therapy animals slows down the progression of dementia symptoms in nursing home residents, according to a recently published study.

Vocal training, use will help seniors keep voices strong

Vocal training, use will help seniors keep voices strong

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The vocalizations of geriatric rats have provided speech language pathologists with new information on how seniors can strengthen their voices.

Diabetes research ignores older people, study finds

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Far too few clinical trials are focused on seniors with diabetes, according to an analysis recently published in the journal Diabetologia.

Nursing homes can enhance pain management with cognitive behavioral therapy, new guidelines say

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Nursing home residents in chronic pain may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), according to new guidelines on managing pain in older people.

Before the frat party, the nursing home

Before the frat party, the nursing home

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Some of us could live to be 150.

Catch the (Geriatric) Olympic spirit

Catch the (Geriatric) Olympic spirit

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If you're predicting a case of early-onset Olympic fatigue but still want to root for the good ol' USA, then cheer on the 25th Annual Geriatric Olympics.

Elderly residents are deficient in vitamin D, study says

Nearly all residents at a German geriatric rehabilitation hospital had insufficient levels of vitamin D, while more than two-thirds had severely deficient levels, a new study has found.

HHS awarding $159 million in grants for worker training

The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $159.1 million to support healthcare workforce training.

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