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One-third of autistic children likely to wander, disappear
A review of data on 1,420 children ages 6 to 17 with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) found that more than one-third had wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, according... (Medical News Today)

Texas A&M study shows risk factors associated with injurious falls
First nationwide study shows 15 percent of people in these facilities suffer from injurious falls, and females were most at risk. An elderly woman catches her foot on a small area rug. (Medical News Today)

Empowering people with incontinence and their carers to live independent and dignified lives at home and in the community
Study conducted in six European regions contributes to better understanding of how to improve thecare for people with incontinence in their daily lives at home and in the community. (Medical News Today)

Palliative care viewed as a stigma, despite improving quality of life for cancer outpatients
The term palliative care carries a stigma for patients and their caregivers, who regard it as synonymous with impending death. (Medical News Today)

Strategies and milestones for Alzheimer's patient and caregiver support outlined
The National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law in 2011. Over the past five years milestones have been identified to meet the plan's biomedical research goal. (Medical News Today)

New low-cost workforce extends primary care to homes of older adults
A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute has found that person-centered dementia care, which involves both patients and their caregivers, can be... (Medical News Today)

For parents of autistic children, more social support means better health
About one in 681 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (Medical News Today)

Pitt report suggests urgent need for policies to support family caregivers of aging and disabled Americans
Family members and friends provide the vast majority of care for aging Americans experiencing chronic conditions, trauma or illness. (Medical News Today)

Choosing to die at home does not hasten death for patients with terminal cancer
A large study from Japan found that cancer patients who died at home tended to live longer than those who died in hospitals. (Medical News Today)

For older adults with dementia, transitions in care can increase risk for serious problems
A transition is a physical move from one location to another with a stay of at least one night. For older adults, especially those with dementia, some transitions may be unavoidable and necessary. (Medical News Today)

Report highlights huge problems faced by parents of children with autism
Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face severe challenges in accessing adequate services, according to a survey of hundreds of parents in the United Kingdom. (Medical News Today)

UK care homes struggle to care for residents with advanced dementia
New research has raised concerns regarding the care of those with advanced dementia in care homes across the UK. (Medical News Today)

A case exemplar for national policy leadership: Expanding PACE program
A new article "A Case Exemplar for National Policy Leadership: Expanding Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)," in the March 2016 Journal of Gerontology, chronicles the beginnings... (Medical News Today)

Dementia care at home: Raising knowledge and confidence to improve quality and decrease costs
NYU Nursing researcher develops Dementia Symptom Management at Home (DSM-H) Program to improve care confidence of providers, and quality of care delivered to people living with dementia at home. (Medical News Today)

New study finds elders living alone with abuser more likely to endure severe mistreatment
New study finds elders living alone with abuser more likely to endure severe mistreatment. (Medical News Today)

Having pharmacists in care homes could save the NHS £135 million a year
The NHS could save £135 million a year through the widespread introduction of a pharmacist for every care home across Great Britain according to a new report by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society... (Medical News Today)

New study finds Transcendental Meditation reduces stress in family caregivers
Millions of caregivers in US suffer from impaired immune function, heart disease, and other factors resulting in a higher mortality rate.It has been estimated that over 20% of the U.S. (Medical News Today)

"Stroke camp" offers caregivers emotional support, physical relief and education
Stroke camp provides caregivers with much needed peer support, emotional relief and learning opportunities, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke... (Medical News Today)

Stroke survivors' caregiving costs more time and money than previously estimated
The average annual estimated cost for caregiving for an elderly stroke survivor is about $11,300, which translates to about $40 billion annually among all Medicare beneficiaries, according to... (Medical News Today)

Chinese culture supports family caregiving for stroke survivors
Chinese cultural values underlie the willingness of family members to care for stroke survivors at home, so interventions to support caregivers should consider incorporating these values, according... (Medical News Today)

Caregivers likely to experience emotional, physical, financial difficulties
Being a caregiver for an older adult isn't easy. A new study suggests that family and unpaid caregivers who provide substantial help with health care were more likely to miss out on valued... (Medical News Today)

'I hate being a burden' - motor neurone disease patients feel 'obligation towards family carers'
The ice-bucket challenge in 2014 was one of the things that brought the impact of living with motor neurone disease (MND) to the public's attention. (Medical News Today)

Cohen Children's Medical Center study: Children on autism spectrum more likely to wander, disappear
A new study by researchers at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York (CCMC) suggests that more than one-quarter million school-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other... (Medical News Today)

Whooping cough booster vouchers don't boost immunization rates of caregivers
Cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have increased dramatically over the past five years, putting infants at risk of serious illness or death. (Medical News Today)

Five percent of Ontario residents account for majority of health care costs
Five percent of Ontarians account for 65% of provincial health care costs for individual care, with the top 1% accounting for one-third of these costs, according to new research published in CMAJ... (Medical News Today)

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