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Alzheimer’s Disease – U.S. Facts & Figures

It’s World Alzheimer’s Month this September, and we’d like to shine a light on the breadth and depth of Alzheimer’s disease here in the U.S. with fact...

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Falls & Dementia Care: An Update for Falls Prevention Awareness Week

In honor of Falls Prevention Awareness Week (September 18-24, 2022), here is a round-up of facts worth knowing about falls among older adults and nurs...

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LTC: The Value of Integrated Behavioral Health Services

Bringing qualified behavioral and neuropsychiatric care consultation and into your nursing home care team can help with accurate diagnosis, patient-ce...

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The Behavioral Health Challenge for Long-Term Care

The Behavioral Health Challenge for Long-Term Care

CMS plans to focus on behavioral health services through reform initiatives and updates to rules of participation for nursing homes. GuideStar Elderca...

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Poor Appetite in Your Alzheimer’s Patients

Poor Appetite in Your Alzheimer’s Patients?

Poor appetite and weight loss are not uncommon in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Alzheimer’s can amplify some of the common nutritional conc...

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Sniff Tests and Alzheimer's Disease

Sniff Tests and Alzheimer’s Disease

Decline in the sense of smell could be an early warning sign or predictor of Alzheimer’s disease, according to many studies.

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Managing Wandering in Dementia Patients

Up to 7 out of 10 residents with dementia in nursing homes wander at least once. Risk of injury is high, and negative consequences can be profound. Le...

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What is Lewy Body Dementia?

More than one million people in the U.S. are coping with Lewy Body dementia (LBD). Lewy bodies impact thinking, movement, behavior, mood, and sleep. A...

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Poor Sleep in Dementia: How Nursing Home Staff Can Help

Supporting successful sleep is a powerful strategy for offering person-centered care for your residents with dementia. As a comprehensive medical grou...

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