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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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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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