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How to Help Care For Someone With Alzheimer's or Dementia

Nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease , and that number is expected to increase to nearly 14 million by 2050. Aside from the disease's burden to the patient, it's also a family caregivers. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias , accounting for an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care

End-of-life care preferences of Chinese Adults Vary Based on Whether They Have Children

Chinese adults who have children prefer to receive end-of-life care from family members at home, while those who lost their only child prefer to be cared for in hospice or palliative care institutions finds a new study led by an international team of researchers and published in the November issue of The Journal of Palliative Medicine. Income, property ownership, and support from friends also influenced individuals' end-of-life care preferences

Opioid Use & Insufficient Weaning Pre-Discharge May Increase Outpatient Opioid Prescript

In Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World, citizens are trapped in a chemically induced state of docility and compliance. Their fictional drug of choice: Soma. Throughout North America and in some parts of Europe today, people are rendered into a diminished state (and killed) by an all too real version of soma: Opioids.

The misuse of these powerful narcotics is leading to an epidemic of addiction and death. As doctors and researchers, we want to highlight this epidemic-emergent as a major disruptor within Canada's hospitals.