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Maggots found on patient at Hacienda HealthCare, same Arizona facility where incapacitated woman gave birth

CBS News (06/18/2019) – Arizona officials are moving toward revoking the license of a health care facility after maggots were found in a patient last week. The decision comes months after a nurse was charged with raping an incapacitated patient at the same facility, the Hacienda HealthCare De Los Angeles' Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled (ICF-IID) in Phoenix. Full story »

How frontotemporal dementia affects ‘moral emotions’

Medical News Today (06/17/2019) – Researchers reveal a marker and new testing tool of frontotemporal dementia that may help distinguish this condition from Alzheimer's disease. Full story »

After breakthrough trials, Alzheimer’s vaccine that uses the body’s immune system may soon be tested on humans

Good News Network (06/15/2019) – Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive memory disorder that currently affects 43 million people worldwide. Behind the memory impairments, there is a perfect storm of destruction in the brain, stemming in part from accumulations of a protein called tau. Normally a stabilizing structure inside of neurons, tau can accumulate in long tangles that disrupt the ability of neurons to communicate with one another. Full story »

Researchers test vaccine they hope could stem Alzheimer’s

CBS News (06/11/2019) – Researchers at University of New Mexico researchers are working on a vaccine they hope could prevent Alzheimer's disease, reports CBS Albuquerque affiliate KRQE-TV. UNM's Health and Sciences Department Associate Professor Kiran Bhaskar, who's been passionate about studying the disease for the last decade, says the work started with an idea in 2013. Full story »

What some nursing homes do to retain quality staff

Next Avenue (06/11/2019) – Massaging elderly residents’ hands is one of the favorite parts of Kathy Hehl Curran’s job at Filosa’s Hancock Hall, a nursing home in Danbury, Conn. The registered nurse says it makes her charges feel relaxed, and sometimes they’ll confide their worries. Full story »

One-third of nursing homes cannot meet behavioral health needs

McKnight's (06/09/2019) – Behavioral health needs are going unmet in as many as one-third of the nation’s nursing homes, while almost half employ staff without adequate behavioral health education. Full story »

Is virtual reality the next frontier of Alzheimer’s diagnosis?

Medical News Today (06/02/2019) – New research that aimed to highlight the potential of new technologies to diagnose disease has suggested that virtual reality may play a crucial role in monitoring Alzheimer's disease. Full story »

Scientists discover anti-aging potential in old drug

Medical News Today (05/29/2019) – Clinical trials are underway to test whether rapamycin, a drug that has served as an immune suppressor for decades, could also treat cancer and neurodegeneration. Scientists are also interested in exploring its anti-aging properties. Full story »

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