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Dementia Patient

Dementia Patient After Alzheimer’s Disease Cause Lower Mortality Risk

Dementia Patient; In this study use of statins is significantly reduce in the risk of mortality in dementia patients, new research presented today at the 5th European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress has shown. The study, which analysed 44,920 Swedish dementia patients from the Swedish Dementia Registry between 2008-2015, found users of statins had a 22% lower risk…

Person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia

Dementia Is An Irreversible Neuro Degenerative Process

Dementia; It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those closest to them, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior, only to pass away shortly thereafter. This phenomenon, which experts refer to as terminal or paradoxical lucidity,…

Nursing Workforce In Manitoba Has Decrease In Number Of Nurses

Nursing Workforce In Manitoba Has Decrease In Number Of Nurses

Nursing Workforce; In this news the union representing nurses in Manitoba says a new report release that shows a decrease in the number of nurses employed in the province over the past year is disturbing to see. The province, though, argues the data in the report could be misunderstood. The Canadian Institute for Health Information’s…

Expanding role of registered nurses in primary care

Nurses In Primary Care Have Expanded The Nursing Curriculum

Nurses at South Dakota State University are helping rural clinics more fully utilize register nurses in primary care and have expand the nursing curriculum to better prepare students to deliver that care. She leads the research team working on Impacting Models of Practice and Clinical Training for Registered Nurses and Students, known as IMPACT-RNS. The…

The Primary Care Incorporates Collection And Analysis Of Genetic Data

The Primary Care Incorporates Collection And Analysis Of Genetic Data

The Primary Care; A pilot project tests a new model of primary care that incorporates collection and analysis of personal physiologic and genetic data into the electronic health record to inform personalize care plans with unique features of the whole patient. Megan R. Mahoney, MD, and Steven M. Asch, MD, MPH, from the Division of…

Nursing Home Care

Nursing Care Prices Rise Faster Than Other Medical Care

Nursing care; One of the largest studies on out of pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices, reports a team of health policy researchers. Their study, publish in Medical Care Research and Review, reviews nursing home prices in eight states between 2005-2010…

Renal cell carcinoma benefit from targeted therapies

Targeted Therapies For The Treatment Of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Targeted Therapies; Many elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who are often under represent in clinical trials to treat the kidney cancer are seeing overall survival benefits from treatment with targeted therapies, according to a new study from Penn Medicine researchers publish this month in JAMA Network Open. Analyzing 13 years of data…

Geriatric Nursing Excellence

Nursing Excellence Have Created Dementia Friendly Care

Nursing Excellence; In this study the agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has award Penn State’s College of Nursing and its collaborators $3,750,000 to support medically underserved regions throughout rural Pennsylvania. This funding will support the development of educational programming and training for rural-based healthcare providers and caregivers, enabling them to…

Assessments are done by a health-care team

Health Care Professionals Toolkit To Assess Dementia

Health Care; University of Alberta led research is revolutionizing the way health professionals assess the decision-making capacity of seniors in Edmonton and across the province. The model led to a 60 percent drop in referrals to geriatricians and an 80 percent drop in the number of capacity interviews required when it was first piloted. They…

Nurses provide the essential link between the people of the community

Nurses likely to conduct HIV routine testing

Nurses; In this study nurse practitioners are more likely to conduct HIV screenings if they feel that their colleagues support routine screenings, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. This comes in advance of National HIV Testing Day, taking place June 27. Despite 40 years of efforts to end the…

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus Patients Are Receiving Palliative Care

Diabetes mellitus (DM) affects >400 million people, corresponding to 8.5% of adults worldwide. The incidence of DM in patients receiving palliative care is higher than in the general population due to several factors, such as age, use of diabetogenic drugs such as corticosteroids and metabolic changes due to chronic disease. This association is intended to grow…

Nurses

Nurses Shows Care For Patient With Alcohol Use Disorder

Nurses; In hospitals nurses play a critical role in promoting compassionate care for patients and families who and which are affected by alcohol use disorder (AUD), including evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) approaches; so according to a paper in the July/September Journal of Christian Nursing, official journal of the Nurses Christian Fellowship. The journal is published in…