Peer messaging tool tackles workplace behavior, shows success in nurse study
Jan 06, 2023
The CORS tool allows behavior to be anonymously reported and addressed by a trained peer, without involving nursing leadership or human resources unless necessary.
Robotic pets boost mood scores in dementia, day center study finds
Oct 28, 2021
Not only did measures of mood, behaviors and cognition improve in attendees with dementia, but the robot pets provided participants with an alternative way to express themselves, researchers say.
Trio is trouble in assisted living: Risky neuro drug combos too common, dementia expert says
Mar 11, 2021
Fully one in seven people with dementia who do not live in nursing homes are taking at least three drugs that act on the central nervous system — beyond the advised limit, a new study finds.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Dec. 1
Dec 01, 2020
Moderna requests FDA approval of 94% effective COVID-19 vaccine … Rising death toll from pandemic claims 100,000+ long-term care residents, staff … Clinical tool captures changes in dementia patients’...
New behavior management guidelines support person-centered dementia care
Nov 18, 2020
Properly addressing the distress that underlies dementia-related behaviors is key to improving quality of life and preventing rapid decline in these patients, according to new guidance from leading dementia...
Lunchtime music therapy reduces agitation in nursing home trial
Oct 13, 2020
Residents who heard calming music during midday meals exhibited fewer agitated and physically aggressive behaviors as measured using a validated rating scale.
Mindfulness training lowers blood pressure, fuels behavior change, study finds
Dec 05, 2019
A mindfulness-based program has spurred adults to change unhealthy habits and significantly lower their blood pressure.
Essentials of managing behavior in LTC
Richard Juman, PsyD
Oct 16, 2017
With all the recent restrictions on psychotropic medications in skilled nursing facilities, many facilities find themselves struggling with a resurgence in unwanted resident behaviors that were previously...
Change the approach of dementia care
Mar 09, 2015
Professional care partners have the desire to see residents flourish using best care practices but lack the education. Once they begin to employ the new techniques, they are shocked to see how residents...
Reducing antipsych meds: 5 ways psychologists can help
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Sep 04, 2014
With the mandate to reduce the use of antipsychotics, many facilities are looking for alternative methods to address the behaviors often associated with dementia. There are several good resources available...