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Dementia: The quiet thief

The nurse’s note read, “not orientated to place and time due to dementia.” Several hours of general anesthesia for a knee replacement and then morphine via a patient-controlled…

Exercise improves balance in patients with dementia

Regular exercise improves balance for people with non-Alzheimer’s dementia and slows decline in activities of daily living, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics…

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 the Annual Conference of…
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Person-centered care and dementia

Best practices for residents living in long-term care Takeaways: A growing body of evidence supports the idea that personhood and selfhood are not lost even in advanced dementia.…
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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 an essential role…
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Take Note – February 2008

Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN, named executive director of National Women’s Health Resource Center The National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC) has appointed Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill as its executive…
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When up is down: Delirium superimposed on dementia

Distinguishing between the two conditions can help ensure prompt and appropriate treatment. CNE: 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives Describe how to differentiate delirium and dementia and assess for delirium…

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