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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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Dangerous Antipsychotics still prevalent in nursing homes

“Dangerous Antipsychotics” Still Prevalent in Nursing Homes

More than 250,000 US nursing home residents receive dangerous antipsychotics weekly & in most cases these drugs are administered without clinical just...

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Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes: A Paradigm Shift

Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes: A Paradigm Shift

A vast majority of nursing home patients with dementia will at some point develop behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), and this i...

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"General practitioners expressed a lack of expertise concerning medications in the area of dementia care, and a lack of possible alternatives when faced with nursing home staff's demands." (Moth et al, 2021)

Challenges to Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes

Practitioners in the long-term care industry today are wrestling with overuse of antipsychotic medications, along with CMS mandates to reduce antipsyc...

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7 Things to Know About BPSD

BPSD have a significant impact on prognosis, institutionalization, and caregiver well-being, If you are working in long-term care, here are seven thin...

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus & Dementia

We think of dementia diagnoses as irreversible, but there is an important exception. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus is a treatable and often curable de...

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What is Frontotemporal Dementia?

One of the uncommon types of dementia, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), is characterized by damage to neurons in the frontal and temporal lobes of the b...

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Understanding Sundowning in Dementia Patients

Dementia patients may experience restlessness, agitation, irritability, or confusion late in the day, referred to as sundowning. It can extend through...

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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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