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  • Can Jellyfish Hold the Secret to the Fountain of Youth?

    The fountain of youth and eternal life has been something that has been sought and spoken about for a number of years. We still often hear the term, ''anti-aging'' used in reference to various types of supplements that are frequently advertised, as if using these supposed products will reverse aging or prevent any further aging in the ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on October 22, 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
  • Older Adults are Feeling Younger

    In a recent survey, when centenarians were asked how old they felt, they stated they felt approximately 17 years younger, on average 83 years of age. Also, when those who were 65 years of age were surveyed on how old they felt, they said they felt on average 10 years younger than their chronological age, or approximately 55 years of ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on April 30, 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
  • Depression and Pseudo-Dementia in the Long-Term Care Population

    What interests me is how often stereotypes dedicate care. In society, individuals still assume older adults should be depressed and that it is part of normal aging. Furthermore, in long-term care this stereotype is even further consolidated. It is often assumed that older adults in long-term care settings, even more so than their same ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on August 12, 2008
  • The Importance of Creating Workplace Spirituality in Long-Term Care Environments

    When someone hears the word spirituality, along with a statement of attempting to introduce it into the workplace, what immediately comes to mind is someone attempting to interject their religious beliefs into the workplace environment. Although this may be one interpretation of workplace spirituality, in this case the theistic nature of such ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on July 28, 2008