Psychological Health

Senior bullying: How to recognize it, how to handle it

Senior bullying: How to recognize it, how to handle it

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We've come a long way with many psycho-social problem areas. Children, for example, start learning about bullies in kindergarten. When it comes to bullying in senior communities, though, we're still behind the times.

Assisted living residents with dementia receiving too many antipsychotics, GAO says

Assisted living residents with dementia receiving too many antipsychotics, GAO says

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Government investigators are calling for greater scrutiny of antipsychotics use among dementia patients in post-acute settings beyond nursing homes.

Researchers discuss ways to overcome stubbornness in older adults

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Families trying to help older adults to agree to supportive services or additional care often face the barrier of perceived stubbornness, which researchers say can be mitigated with proper intervention.

In the wake of a nursing home double-homicide: How to meet mental health needs and prevent violence

In the wake of a nursing home double-homicide: How to meet mental health needs and prevent violence

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News of the recent double-homicide in a Houston nursing home arrived the morning I was to speak to a group gathered to address the needs of younger residents in long-term care. It didn't escape anyone in the audience how serious this topic is. What can organizations do to respond to this terrible news and to reduce the chances that a similar situation could happen in their facilities? Plenty.

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