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Health News - Caregivers/Homecare

Care home dementia study finds failure to reduce antipsychotic prescribing
There has been no sustained reduction in the prescription of antipsychotics to UK dementia patients, despite government guidance, according to a report published in the medical journal BMJ Open. (Medical News Today)

Fire Ant Bites: Treatment, Symptoms, What They Look Like
This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites or stings. This includes information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention. (Medical News Today)

Assisted-living facilities limit older adults' rights to sexual freedom, study finds
Older adults in assisted-living facilities experience limits to their rights to sexual freedom because of a lack of policies regarding the issue and the actions of staff and administrators at these... (Medical News Today)

Dealing with Spider Bites: What You Need to Know
Are spider bites dangerous? This article looks at the reasons spiders bite humans, the signs to look out for, and remedies for spider bites. (Medical News Today)

Suicide rate is 22% higher among people with epilepsy than the general population
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues first report on epilepsy and suicide. (Medical News Today)

Palliative care-led meetings do not reduce anxiety, depression of families of patients with chronic critical illness
Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression... (Medical News Today)

Advanced Multiple Sclerosis: What to Expect
Learn all about the end stage of advanced multiple sclerosis. This article looks at the symptoms and treatment options for people with end stage MS. (Medical News Today)

The most prolific perpetrators of elder abuse may be living among them
At least 1 in 5 nursing home residents may have experienced abuse by other residents. (Medical News Today)

Study finds little consistency for UTI prevention in nursing homes
A survey of nearly 1,000 nursing homes in the U.S. found little consistency across facilities of policies implemented to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a new study presented... (Medical News Today)

Does obesity lead to more nursing home admission and a lower quality of care?
In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers examined the care that obese older adults receive when they are admitted to nursing homes. (Medical News Today)

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)

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