The more a nursing home adheres to the newer concept of integrated best practices in these areas, the fewer hospital transfers in residents with advanced dementia, researchers say.
A return to ‘normal,’ will not be immediate, says Executive Director Christopher Laxton in announcing new, proposed visitation guidelines.
People with cognitive impairment who have sleep apnea are more likely to score lower on tests of cognitive function than their peers without sleep apnea. And the more severe the apnea, the greater the degree of cognitive decline, a new study finds.
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A program that put full-time advanced practice nurses in 16 Missouri nursing homes shows that Medicare should scrap billing restrictions on direct care services given by these providers, investigators say.
The drug is 67% effective against COVID-19 by two weeks after vaccination, and 100% effective in protecting against hospitalization, ICU admission and death, an FDA advisory panel member emphasized.
Visitor contact precautions made little difference in protecting against Clostridium difficile in the elderly when compared with small changes in normal daily hygiene, new research has found.
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Five residents of a skilled nursing facility tested positive twice for SARS-CoV-2 in separate outbreaks three months apart, before vaccines were available. The disease course was more severe in the second illness, and one resident died.
State and federal officials are being urged to ease visitation restrictions as COVID-19 vaccinations continue and cases fall among residents.
People with anxiety or depression and Alzheimer’s may show dementia symptoms two to three years earlier than their peers without these diagnoses, researchers say.
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There were no COVID-19-related deaths or cases requiring medical intervention four weeks or more after vaccination in adults age 60 and older. But there were not enough participants aged 75 and older to assess efficacy in the oldest subgroup, the FDA reports.
At 12 months, fully 56% of participants who received phone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy were still in remission from insomnia, compared with 26% of the control group.
Clinicians may want to intentionally emphasize side effects when prescribing new medications to older patients, a new study suggests.
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People who received a flu vaccination were 24% less likely to test positive for COVID-19. And those who did contract the disease had a less severe course when compared with people who didn’t get a flu shot, investigators say.
Booster shots that target emergent coronavirus strains could be welcome protection for LTC residents if the drugs meet efficacy and safety standards, clinicians say.
An estimated 24 million Americans with chronic kidney disease are candidates for intensive blood pressure control under new guidelines from Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes, say Johns Hopkins analysts.
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