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Articles, Briefs of Importance to Eldercare Professionals, Caregivers

The Efficacy of Counseling and Support for Spouse Caregivers:

Why Treating the Caregiver Will Help the Alzheimer’s PatientThis is a PowerPoint presentation of the objectives, approach and results of an important New York University Medical School study.

Helping Those Under Your Care Properly Communicate Their Pain

Five key questions that elders needs to ask themselves in order to best describe the nature, frequency and character of their pain to caregivers and professionals.

Caring for the Caregiver: Caregiver's Self-Rating Scale

This self-evaluation questionnaire is an excellent way to provide some guidelines for caregivers to evaluate the level of care and value which is given to both the caregiver and receiver. The scale is a 1-10 continuum which describes the various styles of caring.

Study Finds Direct Association between Cardiovascular Disease and Periodontal Bacteria

Researchers report this week that older adults who have higher proportions of four periodontal-disease-causing bacteria inhabiting their mouths also tend to have thicker carotid arteries, a strong predictor of stroke and heart attack. The study, published in the March, 2005 issue of the journal Circulation, was supported by four agencies of the National Institutes of Health…

New Memory Drug Works Best in Combination with Older Alzheimer’s Medication

An experimental drug combined with an already-popular memory-enhancing compound may further delay memory loss in patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Johns Hopkins University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from University of North Carolina, have found.


Source: Eldercare Network News


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