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Attitude towards age increases risk of dementia diagnosis

June 12, 2012


Our attitude towards our age has a massive impact on the likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia. New research shows that when seniors see themselves as ‘older’ their performance on a standard dementia screening test declines dramatically; making them five times more likely to meet the criteria for dementia. The research, conducted by the University […]

Infection by Injection – take precautions for your safety.

June 8, 2012


Too many people are being exposed to life-threatening infections because clinicians fail to follow safe practices when administering medicine by injection or infusion. According to a recent study in Medical Care, the journal of the American Public Health Association, at least 130,000 patients were put at risk between 2001 and 2011 for pathogens including hepatitis and HIV. As the […]

A Special Burden for Women –

June 5, 2012


Another dispatch from the recent American Geriatrics Society scientific conference in Seattle: Caring for an elderly, ailing spouse is an unimaginably difficult task, especially when the caregivers are elderly themselves. But wives fare worse, physically and emotionally, than husbands, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found. Women tend to marry men older than […]