Senior Caregiving

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Senior Caregiving

Lighting that mimics natural night-day patterns might improve sleep and mood problems for Alzheimer's patients living in nursing homes, new research suggests.

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Senior Caregiving

Giving dementia patients sleeping pills might raise their risk of broken bones, a new study suggests.

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Senior Caregiving

Many family members of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are reluctant to tell medical staff of worries about their loved one's care, a new study finds.

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Health Tip: What's the Difference Between Delirium and Dementia?

-- Delirium is a significant change in mental status, usually occurring during times of illness or stress, Health in Aging.org says.

Delirium -- typically characterized by difficulty concentrating, changes in behavior or temperament, and an abrupt change in a person's activity level -- may be difficult to distinguish from dementia. But Health in Aging says delirium may be treatable if caught early enough.

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Senior Caregiving

Robots work on assembly lines and assist doctors in the operating room. They manage inventory in warehouses and vacuum floors in homes.

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