CDC debuts injury prevention campaign for elders, says most ED visits due to falls
May 10, 2021
More than 90% of seniors’ emergency department visits are due to falls — and rates are increasing, the CDC says. The agency’s new Still Going Strong campaign offers prevention information...
Driving behaviors reveal early signs of dementia in real-world study
Apr 30, 2021
Researchers were able to predict mild cognitive impairment and dementia with 88% accuracy when analyzing results from in-vehicle recording devices in a real-world setting.
Clinical Daily Briefs for Wednesday, September 25
Sep 24, 2019
Some blood thinners are better for bone health … ‘Exergaming’ on stationary bike eases Parkinson’s motor symptoms … Wearable technology for seniors can call an ambulance … Rideshare use improves...
Gender adjustments for Alzheimer’s caregivers
Allan S. Vann, Ed.D
Jan 10, 2014
For quite some time, I was the only male in my Alzheimer’s disease spousal support group. I quickly discovered that I could not resolve some problems for my wife, Clare, in the same way as some women...
AHCA to keep on truckin’ for Medicaid assistance
Jun 28, 2010
The Senate’s failure to pass Medicaid relief just has further revved up the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for their “Driving for Quality Care”...
New guidelines help identify problem drivers with dementia
Apr 14, 2010
A group of neurologists has released a set of guidelines to help physicians and family members determine when people with dementia should give up their car keys and stop driving.