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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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How Dementia Diagnosis Affects Quality of Life

At any stage of cognitive impairment or dementia, a valid diagnosis provides crucial information to patients and families. It can inform life decision...

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How to Raise Quality of Life in LTC

Person-centered care is a mindset that acknowledges cognitive abilities do not make or define a person, that selfhood persists through illness. Values...

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Understanding Person-Centered Dementia Care

Understanding Person-Centered Dementia Care

Person-centered focus is the core of quality care. Dementia Care Practice Recommendations were developed to define quality care across all care settin...

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