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Diving Into Dementia

Annals of Long-Term Care
As the world continues to combat COVID-19, trends established in the beginning of the outbreak are becoming more prevalent, such as the disproportionate infection rates among the most vulnerable patient populations. Older adults, particularly those with Alzheimer disease and other dementias, are…
Annals of Long-Term Care
Rather than impose policies universally, public health might consider identifying those at highest risk then develop appropriate clinical and public health interventions for older adults based on an examination of both the risks and benefits. 
Annals of Long-Term Care
Health care professionals need to educate caregivers and family members to manage their stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 health crisis, so that they can thrive in the “new normal” and continue to provide care to the vulnerable persons and family.
Annals of Long-Term Care
How does a clinician give bad news? It is part of medical care and the practice of medicine, but the part we all want to avoid. It is not what most people in medicine or nursing thought about when they made their career choice. The reality is that medical care often entails giving bad news, defined…
Annals of Long-Term Care
A “good night’s sleep” has long been known to be important for good health. Sleep is important for memory, and lack of sleep impairs reasoning, problem-solving, and attention to detail.
Annals of Long-Term Care
If you had a genetic predisposition or mutation that would lead to Alzheimer disease (AD), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), or Lewy body dementia (LBD), would you want to know? If there was a test that could show that you were developing changes known to be associated with one of the…
Annals of Long-Term Care
Clinical interventions that better prepare families, particularly the primary family caregiver, for possible placement and for the transition in care and the caregiving role would have potential benefit for all, including the patient, family, and facility and staff involved.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Clinical interventions that better prepare families, particularly the primary family caregiver, for possible placement and for the transition in care and the caregiving role would have potential benefit for all, including the patient, family, and facility and staff involved.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Death is inevitable, and the conversations about treatment can become challenging, especially when there has not been prior discussion and consideration of these issues. 
Annals of Long-Term Care
Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA-C, PhD, discusses why the emergency room (ER) should be the last resort for patient care, especially for a person with dementia, and explains why patients with dementia often end up in the ER. 
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