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Study: Grandmothers raising grandchildren struggle with depression

Grandmothers who care for their grandchildren fulltime need help for depression and family strains, according to researchers from the Case Western Reserve University’s Frances...

Study: Cocoa improves cognitive function in older adults

One month of drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day improved neurovascular coupling and cognitive function, according to a double-blind clinical trial of...

Study: Functional problems common in ED elderly

Functional problems affect most older patients who go to the ED, according to “Profiles of Older Patients in the Emergency Department: Findings From the...

Study: Older adults with hearing loss have more hospitalizations, poorer health

According to a study published by JAMA, older adults with hearing loss are more likely than peers with normal hearing to require hospitalization and...

New guidelines for dementia and driving

Researchers have developed a new clinical pathway that provides guidance for healthcare providers to help dementia patients who drive. The pathway was presented at...

A geriatric family-centered care model for hospitalized elders

This innovative model has helped reduce falls and pressure ulcers, and RN turnover rates have dropped as well.

FDA approves Osphena for postmenopausal women with dyspareunia

On Feb. 26, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Osphena (ospemifene) to treat women with moderate to severe dyspareunia (pain during...

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing releases first iPad app

On Feb. 5, 2013, the New York University College of Nursing’s (NYUCN) Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) announced the release of ConsultGeriRN, an...

NEJM article discuses older adults and mental health care

“The Underside of the Silver Tsunami — Older Adults and Mental Health Care,” in Jan. 23, 2013 New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) discusses...

Keys, please

Discusses the problem of when it’s unsafe for an older person to drive.

New survey on family caregivers released

The AARP Public Policy Institute and the United Hospital Fund have released the report “Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care,” a survey...

Patient satisfaction now factors into Medicare reimbursement

Starting Oct. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began withholding hospital’s Medicare reimbursement based on their quality performance; 30% of the decision...

Study: Older adults with TBI admitted on weekends have higher mortality

Older adults (mean age 78 years) with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are admitted to the hospital on weekends have 14% greater odds of...