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Recent study findings published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that hearing aid use delays the diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease, dementia, depression, anxiety, and…
Researchers found that aggression and agitation symptoms in patients with dementia may respond better to non-drug therapies such as massage, touch therapy, and outdoor activities.

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John DenBoer, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist, discusses various types of therapy that can help patients with dementia feel more independent and self-confident.
Briana Mezuk, PhD, University of Michigan School of Public Health, shares insights on what LTC staff can do to lower the risk of suicide among residents.
Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, general internist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, discusses why medically tailored meals can be a valuable intervention for older adults and highlights how these meals impact admission…
Laura Mosqueda, MD, professor of family medicine in geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, highlights current rates of elder abuse cases and explains how long-term care facilities can identify and prevent future instances of abuse.

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