Posted: Thu Apr 25 01:00:00 PDT 2013
In the first study of its kind, lay health workers increased screening rates for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and knowledge about the disease among a group of Asian Americans, known as the Hmong, UC Davis researchers have found. The study appears online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention......Posted: Mon Apr 15 00:00:00 PDT 2013
A simple in-home training program for caregivers can give children of AIDS patients a better shot at prosperity by improving their early-childhood development, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher......
Dementia Care Study Confirms Dramatic Reduction In Use Of Antipsychotics And A Range Of Drugs With Corresponding Improvement In WellbeingPosted: Thu Apr 11 02:00:00 PDT 2013
A new study of residents in specialised dementia care homes has confirmed a reduction, averaging 48 per cent, in the requirement for antipsychotic medication, together with dramatic reductions in usage of a range of other medications and a corresponding improvement in the wellbeing of participants......Posted: Fri Apr 05 00:00:00 PDT 2013
The monetary cost of dementia in the United States ranges from $157 billion to $215 billion annually, making the disease more costly to the nation than either heart disease or cancer, according to a new RAND Corporation study......Posted: Fri Mar 22 02:00:00 PDT 2013
JAMA Internal Medicine Study Highlights An analysis of antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities in Canada by Nick Daneman, M.D., M.Sc., of the University of Toronto, Canada, and colleagues suggests that antibiotic treatment courses are often prescribed for long durations and seem to be influenced by prescriber preference more than patient characteristics......Posted: Tue Mar 19 10:00:00 PDT 2013
One in three seniors in the USA dies with Alzheimer's or some other dementia, according to a new report published by The Alzheimer's Association. While deaths from heart disease and other major diseases decline, deaths from Alzheimer's has risen 68% from 2000 to 2010......Posted: Mon Mar 11 01:00:00 PDT 2013
Spouses, family members and others who provide informal care to U.S. military members after they return home from conflict often toil long hours with little support, putting them at risk for physical, emotional and financial harm, according to a new RAND Corporation report......Posted: Mon Mar 04 00:00:00 PST 2013
A new study authored by University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles shows that more empathic communication is needed between caregivers and hospice team members. The study, published in Patient Education and Counseling, was done in collaboration with Debra Parker Oliver, professor in the University of Missouri Department of Family and Community Medicine......Posted: Sat Feb 23 23:00:00 PST 2013
A study by Queen's University Belfast has found that the dispensing of psychotropic drugs to older people in Northern Ireland increases on entry to care homes. According to the study, due to be published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, antipsychotic drug dispensing in older people more than doubled from 8.2 per cent before entry to care homes to 18......Posted: Thu Feb 21 23:00:00 PST 2013
Some infants raised in poverty exhibit physical traits that make them more vulnerable to poor caregiving, according to new research published in Psychological Science*, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The combination of physiological vulnerability and poor caregiving may lead these children to show increased problem behaviors later in childhood......