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Nearly half of nursing home residents complete end-of-life care orders

20/07/2016

UCLA-led research finds broad acceptance of written end-of-life care orders among California nursing home residents, with nearly half completing a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, form in 2011.
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Brief, simple test to screen for cognitive impairment in AD

18/07/2016

For the first time, researchers have determined that a brief, simple number naming test can differentiate between cognitively healthy elderly individuals and cognitively impaired people with Alzheimer's disease (AD), including those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), as well as those with AD dementia.
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Embedding of dementia care training

18/07/2016

With more than 850,000 people living with dementia in the United Kingdom today - and that figure set to rise to more than one million within the next ten years - London's Kingston University and St George’s, University of London have made a commitment to provide all nursing, health and social care students with specialist dementia care training as part of their studies.
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Pill organizers could cause adverse effects among elderly

13/07/2016

Older people who switch to using pill organizers could experience adverse effects and even hospitalization - according to research from the University of East Anglia.
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Sub-sensory vibratory noise augments postural control in older adults

13/07/2016

Foot sole vibrations lead to better mobility and an increase in the complexity of the postural control system.
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Funding for a comparison of long-term care in Germany and the Netherlands

08/07/2016

The provision of elderly care by migrant care workers in private households can be observed in many countries, also in Germany. Only little is known about how care is delivered and negotiated in these arrangements. A new research project at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) will focus on this subject. The project will be supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
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Seniors with undiagnosed hearing loss can become isolated

01/07/2016

Senior citizens with undiagnosed or untreated hearing problems are more likely to suffer from social isolation and cognitive impairment, a study by the University of British Columbia (UBC) has found.
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For women, healthy diets may help with mobility when aging

27/06/2016

In a large study conducted by at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), researchers found an association between women who maintain a healthy diet and a reduction in the risk of developing impaired physical function as they age.
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15 minutes daily exercise may be reasonable target in older adults

15/06/2016

Fifteen minutes of daily exercise is associated with a 22 percent lower risk of death and may be a reasonable target for older adults, reveals research presented at the EuroPRevent 2016 meeting by Dr David Hupin, a physician in the Department of Clinical and Exercise Physiology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne in Saint-Etienne, France.
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