Skip to content.
Photo of a building and the sky

Blog

drop of water art

Dehydration, Cognitive Functioning, & ADLs

Dehydration is common among nursing home residents, and it bears both immediate and potentially, long-term associations with both cognitive health and...

read more
women & alzheimer's disease

Women and Alzheimer’s Disease

Almost two-thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer’s are women. While women have a longer average lifespan, this does not fully explain the gender d...

read more
elderly man eating soup, holding left hand with right to help steady tremors

Quality of Life with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, we focus attention on this illness that affects at least half a million Americans is the 2nd most commo...

read more
elderly woman with a cane with a nurse

Health Disparities & Dementia

While it’s well understood that dementia is on the rise globally, certain demographics suffer a disproportionate burden. Minority Health Month draws a...

read more
Are Anticonvulsants an Evidence-Based Answer for BPSD?

Are Anticonvulsants an Evidence-Based Answer for BPSD?

Based on findings that use of anticonvulsant medications among nursing home residents with dementia has been on the rise, Candon et al. conducted some...

read more
CMS to Collect Anticonvulsant Data on MDS Form

CMS to Collect Anticonvulsant Data on MDS Form

CMS will begin collecting data on usage of anticonvulsant medications in Section N of the MDS form effective October 1, 2024, reports McKnight’s Long-...

read more
Elderly woman on floor in front of couch with one hand supporting her on floor and one hand on her head.

Quetiapine Antipsychotic is Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

A recent publication from the Heart Rhythm Society confirms a significant risk of QT prolongation, ventricular arrhythmia, and sudden cardiac death as...

read more
Heart and brain

Heart Health and Dementia Risk

As we focus on heart health during American Heart Month (February), it’s worth noting that heart health and brain health are connected. They share man...

read more
A Valentine’s Day Question: What Matters to You?

A Valentine’s Day Question: What Matters to You?

Do you love someone who is living with dementia? If you do, a powerful way to show your love is to ask a simple question: What matters to you?

read more