THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 -- U.S. nursing homes, assisted living centers and other long-term care facilities have closed their doors to outsiders due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it difficult for residents and their families to stay connected.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) has some advice for making this difficult situation better.
TUESDAY, March 3, 2020 -- Helping older people manage their prescribed medicines after they leave the hospital reduces their risk of readmission, researchers say.
Many older patients take multiple medicines and these often change after a hospital stay. This can cause misunderstandings that result in patients taking too much or too little of their medications, or not taking them at all, the authors of the new study noted.