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Hospice improves care for dementia patients and their families

Hospice services substantially improved the provision of care and support for nursing home patients dying of dementia and their families, according to an analysis of survey responses from hundreds of bereaved family members. The research comes as hospice funding has received particular scrutiny in the debate over Medicare spending.

“People whose loved ones received… Hospice improves care for dementia patients and their families   



Small group homes are better for many dementia patients and their families

Small group homes for people with dementia provide good quality care and a domestic environment where people can live as individuals and families can get involved. But tension can arise when it comes to deciding who takes responsibilities for certain practical and caring tasks.

Those are the key findings of a study of two… Small group homes are better for many dementia patients and their families   



SSRIs Not Safe for Elderly Dementia Patients, Says Alzheimer’s Society

A research conducted recently by the Alzheimer’s Society has revealed that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are of no benefit for dementia patients living in care homes. Initially, it was thought that these drugs would be great relief from the conventional drugs which have lots of side effects.

However, now it is being said… SSRIs Not Safe for Elderly Dementia Patients, Says Alzheimer’s Society   



Dementia Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Dementia was associated with higher hospitalization rates in patients 65 and older and many of the admissions were preventable with better outpatient care, a longitudinal study found.

All-cause admissions rose 41% with incident dementia compared with other seniors in the same integrated healthcare system after adjustment for other factors (P<0.001), Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD,… Dementia Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized   



Call for better dementia care

Family and friends of people with dementia must ensure their loved ones are getting the specialist care they need, a Banstead-based charity has said.

The call from the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society comes after a Royal College of Psychiatrists report revealed that two thirds of hospital staff say they have not been trained sufficiently… Call for better dementia care   



Specific antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in elderly dementia patients

The Harvard Medical School study, the largest ever undertaken among US nursing home residents, looked at 75,445 older nursing home residents from 45 US states between 2001 and 2005. All nursing home residents studied were 65 and over. Risks of mortality were looked at during a six month period.

The US Food and Drug… Specific antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in elderly dementia patients   



Insurance type tied to dying dementia patients’ care

The chance that nursing home residents with advanced dementia will receive inappropriate care may be related to their insurance coverage, a new study suggests.

Fewer dying people with dementia were moved to the hospital for possibly unneeded care when their insurance coverage paid on a per-patient basis, rather than for every test and treatment,… Insurance type tied to dying dementia patients’ care   



NNI researchers discover novel function of protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

A research team led by the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) has uncovered a novel function of the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP), one of the main pathogenic culprits of Alzheimer’s disease. This discovery may help researchers understand how the protein goes awry in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients, and potentially paves the way for… NNI researchers discover novel function of protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease   



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