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The care conundrum

September 26, 2016  | 
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Resident blogger Kathy Mears watches how one resident’s changing health condition affects her family. That requires a lot of coordination for staff to communicate and keep everyone updated on an institutional level. 

How does your memory care facility rank?

September 23, 2016  |  Long-Term Living Editors
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Memory care thought leaders gathered in at the Memory Care Forum to discuss the state of the industry and look ahead at what’s to come. 

Not much gray on the silver screen

September 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An analysis of the 100 top-grossing films of 2015 show seniors in a less-than-flattering light, especially in comparison to a Humana survey that found the story of aging is much more uplifting. 

An extra special birthday treat

September 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A 105-year-old’s birthday wish has come true: A cake delivered by a hunky firefighter. 

SCPC to Congress: Fix conflicting oversight and definitions of 'LTC pharmacy'

September 13, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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As senior care continues to spread into an array of settings, providers can be confused by the patchwork of regulations and the conflicting definitions of what constitutes a long-term care pharmacy.

Vitamin D may help reduce asthma attacks

September 13, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A meta-analysis of people with mostly mild to moderate asthma found that vitamin D supplements decreased the number of asthma attacks that required use of oral steroids and reduced the number of trips to the emergency department.

Sanofi, Google-owner form new diabetes management company

September 13, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The French pharmaceutical and Verily Life Sciences LLC announced a nearly $500 million joint venture aimed at offering devices and services for people with diabetes, one of the fastest growing disease markets. 

The nurse practitioner's role in SNF dementia care

September 13, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Primary care clinicians are the top care providers overall for those with dementia, but nurse practitioners are providing increasing amounts of predominant care for those living in a long-term care facility.

Dining dilemmas

September 13, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathy Mears doesn’t know how meal plans are made, but she knows that when she’s eating simply to eat and not for enjoyment, the food doesn’t taste as delicious. 

Deciphering SNAP: The other kind of dementia

September 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Two independent studies say SNAP doesn’t lead to Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists still aren’t sure how it develops.

More families say no to feeding tubes for advanced dementia

September 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Increasing awareness about the stages of advanced dementia can help families make more informed decisions on tube feeding.

Animal comforts

September 9, 2016  |  Beth Thomas Hertz
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Aminals have a special power to connect with seniors, including those whose dementia makes it hard for them to communicate. Furry, fuzzy and feathered assistants help their human counterparts engage residents with company and comfort near the end of life....