Delirium a stand-out coronavirus symptom in people with dementia
Apr 06, 2021
People with dementia are not more likely than their same-age peers to develop severe COVID-19 or die from the disease — but they are more likely to experience delirium, according to a new study.
Study links 3 key risk factors to coronavirus deaths among older adults
Mar 10, 2020
The findings could help clinicians better identify high-risk individuals, say investigators.
Key strategies for proper hazardous drug disposal
May 18, 2015
Although long-term care organizations successfully distribute drugs to patients every day, their processes for getting rid of the waste associated with those medications may sometimes fall short, exposing...
Majority of nursing home hospitalizations avoidable: study
Jul 30, 2013
Three-fifths of long-stay nursing home hospitalizations could have been avoided, according to a new study. The majority of the avoidable hospitalizations were for infections, injuries and congestive heart...
Early dementia, diabetes linked
May 01, 2013
Diabetics are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to research in the American Journal of Epidemiology.