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More than 50% of dementia patients in nursing homes are given potentially pointless and dangerous drugs when near death, study findsSeptember 10, 2014
Nursing homes administer largely pointless and potentially harmful drugs to a majority of residents with advanced dementia, according to findings in Jama Internal Medicine.
Japanese gardens inside nursing homes could benefit late-stage Alzheimer's residents, researchers findJuly 08, 2014
Individuals with advanced dementia had better behavior after viewing a Japanese garden in a nursing home, researchers find.
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Long-term care operators might want to add show-tune sing-alongs to their dementia care plans, new research suggests.