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Age-Friendly Health Systems

What is an Age-Friendly Health System?

The team at GuideStar Eldercare is proud to be recognized as an Age-Friendly Health System. Age-Friendly Health System is an initiative of The John A....

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Mental Health in Older Adults

A person-centered view recognizes the many dimensions of health, including physical, psychosocial, and spiritual well-being. May 11 marks the 6th annu...

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Delusions and Paranoia in Alzheimer’s: Tips for Caregivers

Hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia are common in individuals who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, including Lewy Body Dementia and Pa...

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Dementia Among Minority Groups

Dementia impacts ethnic and racial groups uniquely. Black Americans, Mexican Americans, & women have higher risk of dementia; that is not accounted fo...

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What is the MIND Diet?

There is no cure for most dementias, but evidence indicates that the MIND Diet may be able to influence cognitive functioning. This year we take a loo...

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Strategies for ADL Care in Dementia

Caregivers in nursing homes face many challenges in providing daily care for residents who are living with dementia. The need for assistance with ADLs...

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Dementia: Basis in Neurology

In nursing homes, a neurologist is uniquely qualified to evaluate the neurological findings underlying each resident’s clinical dementia symptoms. Dia...

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Nursing Home Antipsychotic Increased During the COVID Pandemic

In the acute and early stages of the COVID pandemic, prescriptions for antipsychotic drugs spiked among patients living with dementia in the U.S., and...

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Dementia Care: Families Can Improve Quality of Life

Recognizing family members as partners in dementia care can advance person-centered care and improve quality of life

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