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Students support individuals with cognitive disabilities during COVID-19

Videos educate patients while meeting students’ learning needs. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article for the May 2021 issue of American...

Seven reversible causes of dementia in older adults

Early identification and accurate diagnosis can improve patient outcomes. Takeaways: Some causes of dementia can be reversed through proper identification, intervention, and treatment. Nurses play...

Protein identified as critical for keeping Alzheimer’s disease pathology in check

A study by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute suggests that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer’s disease pathology in check...

Study: Efforts to reduce smoking may reduce suicide

A study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research reports that population interventions (cigarette excise tax, smoke-free air policies) seem to reduce the incidence of suicide....

Quiz time

Which of the following does not help address issues related to post-intensive care syndrome? a. Diaries kept jointly by family, ICU staff, and physicians b. Post-ICU...

Study: More focus on maternal mental health needed

Maternal depression is more common at 4 years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, according to...

Readers Theatre helps student nurses care for the mentally ill

This affective teaching strategy improves students’ understanding of mental illness on a deeper personal level.
Normal-pressure hydrocephalus

Normal-pressure hydrocephalus: The “wet, wobbly, and wacky” triad

An often-missed diagnosis, this condition may mimic certain types of dementia.

Study: New delirium severity measure

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports on an effective new delirium severity measure (CAM-S) based on the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM),...

Study: Specific benevolence brings happiness

Pursuing concrete, specific goals of benevolence, such as making someone smile or increasing recycling, instead of following similar but more abstract goals, such as...

Shhhhhh! Quiet zone

Nurses play a significant role in helping patients to get the sleep they need.

Taking steps in the hospital to prevent diabetes-related readmissions

Preventing readmissions is an important quality focus. Here is how you can work with other team members to help reduce readmissions for patients who have diabetes.

Study: Positive self-esteem protects older adults from health problems

According to a study in Psychoneuroendocrinology, a positive self-esteem can buffer adults older than 60 years against health threats. Researchers found that if an...

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