Elder abuse research yields new evidence on incidence, risks, outcomes

New study data from the Chinese community in Chicago is shedding light on the impact of elder abuse in America. The discoveries are reported in five articles appearing in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. Rush University Medical Center Medical Center Professor XinQi Dong, MD, MPH, led the team that […]

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Personalized music may help nursing home residents with dementia

Across the country, nursing home employees and families are trying personalized music playlists to help seniors cope with the disorienting, anxious experience of living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Now they can look to the results of the first national study to compare key outcomes in homes that implemented an individualized music program called […]

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A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E. coli, among nursing home residents demonstrates the need for heightened infection control prevention and control measures in nursing homes, according to a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology […]

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