Alzheimer’s – Some Basic Facts

Alzheimer’s 101 – Understanding the Basics

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is defined as an irreversible, progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age. It is the most common form of dementia.

What causes Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a generalized deterioration of the brain. The disease is caused by a combination of

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2018-03-05T17:24:32+00:00 March 4th, 2018|

5 Things to include in your Estate Plan

Estate planning is important for people of all ages, but as we age, the need for planning becomes even more critical. Many people avoid estate planning, because they do not want to think about the end of life, failing health or disability. It seems people figure that they did not die today so they probably

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OASIS STUDY

Antipsychotic drugs are known to have a number of severe side-effects, but they carry even greater risks for the elderly and those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, antipsychotic drugs continue to be used as first-line treatments for the control of challenging behaviors in elderly patients.

2015 study in JAMA Psychiatry found that elderly patients prescribed

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2017-08-28T18:34:33+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Long Term Care Facilities

Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) which include nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities, provide medical and personal care services to people who are unable to manage independently in the community. Over 5 million Americans are admitted to or reside in LTCFs each year.

Data about infections in LTCFs are limited, but it has

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2017-09-01T19:22:32+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|
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