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New doctors not sure what nursing homes offer-5131

New doctors not sure what nursing homes offer

A group of 67 residents in internal medicine (have a medical degree and practicing under supervision) took a 10-item multiple choice quiz on the staffing and services available at skilled nursing facilities (SNF).

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Even with caregivers, some older adults have unmet needs-5118

Even with caregivers, some older adults have unmet needs

To anticipate the need for supportive services for older adults, researchers dived into data collected on people enrolled in Medicare, the US public health insurance system for people 65 years and older.

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Canada’s population grows, and grows older-5109

Canada’s population grows, and grows older

The population of Canada increased to about 35.5 million people (July 1, 2014), according to estimates based on 2011 Census counts, largely due to international migration. The population is also growing older. There are an estimated 4.7 million people ages 55-64, a number that surpassed the estimated 4.6 million people 15-24 years old.

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Activity directors and RNs key to quality of life in nursing homes-5077

Activity directors and RNs key to quality of life in nursing homes

People live in long-term care nursing homes because they need assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, moving about and using the toilet. They may also require assistance with other daily tasks.

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Prevalence of Alzheimer's and dementia linked to healthy hearts-5051

Prevalence of Alzheimer's and dementia linked to healthy hearts

At the recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference, studies reported on estimates of prevalence (the number of total cases) as well as incidence (the number of new cases) of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Overall, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to grow globally along with the aging populations. However, the rate of growth appears to be slowing in developed countries.

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Boomers get ready to travel for overnight vacations-5022

Boomers get ready to travel for overnight vacations

Over half (57%) of 1,410 people ages 49-67 years old responding to a telephone survey planned to take an overnight vacation in the next 12 months, and nearly half (47%) planned on taking one to two weeks of vacation. Why take the vacation? Primary reasons were “to see, connect, or spend time with family and/or friends” (45%) or “for a pure fun, or relaxation” (38%).

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