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An Important Management Principle Can Help Prevent Unnecessary Problems
March 16, 2015 2:06 PM by Brian Garavaglia
I was watching a major professional golf tournament a few years back. Many of the golfers were having a very difficult day. In fact, many would hit their shots and get into trouble. What followed for many of them was an attempt to make too much out of Read More...
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What Needs to be Done to Improve Nursing Home Care
January 28, 2015 9:30 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Over two decades ago the report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM) led the way for monumental changes to take place within the nursing home industry. The report of the IoM basically stated that nursing homes needed significant reform and that it was Read More...
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One Half of Commonly Prescribed Medications Increase Falls Among the Elderly
September 3, 2014 11:26 AM by Brian Garavaglia
The European Journal of Public Health has found some important news: Many medications prescribed to the elderly may potentially lead to more harm due to falls, which subsequently can lead to certain life-threatening injuries. It was found that one-half Read More...
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Oxytocin: New Wonder Hormone That May Reduce Muscle Aging
June 23, 2014 2:10 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Oxytocin, secreted by the posterior pituitary, is not a new hormone. Nor is its importance for the biological health of the organism something new. Oxytocin has been known about for many years. It was known to be instrumental in helping uterine contraction Read More...
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Fasting May Help Boost Immune System Function for Elderly
June 10, 2014 1:53 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Generally speaking, fasting is often viewed quite negatively. However, a new study done by the University of Southern California has found that fasting could help the body fight disease, showing that a two day fast may actually regenerate the immune system. Read More...
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Frontal-Temporal Dementia
November 24, 2010 8:32 AM by Brian Garavaglia
In the November/December edition of Scientific American-Mind , one of the feature articles discusses an often misdiagnosed illness called Frontal-Temporal Dementia (FTD). Formerly called Pick's Disease, a disease that has been known about for a number Read More...
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Changing Brains
December 31, 2008 10:46 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Are you paying enough attention to your residents' cognitive wellness? Read my latest column on the ADVANCE Web site . Read More...
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Matching Residents to Facility Resources
August 29, 2008 10:41 AM by Brian Garavaglia
It is no surprise to anyone who works in health care that census is always a critical issue for long-term care facilities. This especially is an important focus for many skilled nursing care facilities. As more assisted living facilities are now taking Read More...
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Recognize Alzheimer’s as a Social Disease
June 19, 2008 10:52 AM by Brian Garavaglia
Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive and debilitating disease that often leads to a person's inability to understand and be aware of their conscious existence. As a disease it is incurable and due to its inevitable progression, leads to one of the most Read More...
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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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