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Increase in Nursing Homes Relying on Drugs to Restrain Patients

Increase in Nursing Homes Relying on Drugs to Restrain Patients

In 1987, President Reagan signed a ban on the use of drugs in nursing homes that were prescribed to chemically restrain patients, unless the medications are needed for that patient or other residents’ safety. However, in September 2021, the New York Times has reported that antipsychotic drugs were frequently used on dementia patients in the 2000s, notwithstanding the almost doubled…

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073: Fading Memories

073: Fading Memories

Often, we see caregiving responsibilities fall to family members who are learning as they go. And for people with dementia, even more, challenges are presented. Meet Jennifer Fink, producer and host of Fading Memories Podcast, a show dedicated to helping Alzheimer’s caregivers navigate their journey. After experiencing the difficulties of being a caregiver for her mother, who had Alzheimer’s, Jennifer…

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Senior Living Options

Senior Living Options

As you and your loved ones age, you might wonder what are the available options for housing for seniors, and what is the right fit? The good news is that there are several broad options for senior housing and within each option is a spectrum of smaller options to best meet your needs. We will break each housing option down…

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066: End-of-Life Care Decisions: Balancing Technology with Compassion

066: End-of-Life Care Decisions: Balancing Technology with Compassion

Let’s face it. No one wants to discuss end-of-life care decisions. And with modern medicine and medical technology, we have become very accustomed to doing everything possible to prolong life. But often, that can involve aggressive and invasive treatment. For many seniors, decisions about medical care will fall to family members due to incapacity, and these types of decisions can…

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