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  • What Needs to be Done to Improve Nursing Home Care

    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 an industry that was loosely regulated, potentially compromising the lives of many who ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on January 28, 2015
  • A Simple Piece of String Can Enhance Your Life

    Living longer. Many individuals are often attempting to find some fountain of youth that can enhance their lives. Commercials and advertisements abound with supposed remedies that will increase one's life. Yet, a very simple technique that dentists have been advocating for years can be an important enhancement for one's longevity. Research has ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on December 8, 2014
  • One Half of Commonly Prescribed Medications Increase Falls Among the Elderly

    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 of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications that are used frequently among the older ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on September 3, 2014
  • Frontal-Temporal Dementia

    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 of years but not often diagnosed, it is a form of dementia that obliterates the ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on November 24, 2010
  • Changing Brains

    Are you paying enough attention to your residents' cognitive wellness? Read my latest column on the ADVANCE Web site.
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on December 31, 2008