Archives: May 2012

Dementia Patients Prescribed Antipsychotics at Greater Risk for Heart Attack

A cocktail of pills is notthe way to treat dementia!@Dan Hallman Elderly dementia patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medications face a greater risk for a heart attack within the first month of treatment. Seniors aging in place taking antipsychotics to treat aggressive and agitated dementia were compared with dementia patients...

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A Quick Veterans Guide to Avoiding a Rip-Off

The following is a guest blog by Bob Mason. (The opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the blog owner.) Scraping up extra money to pay for an assisted living facility is a priority for many. And, of course, assisted living...

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Hospitalized Patients at Risk for Cognitive Decline

Cross Your Fingers, Cover Your Butt Yes Be Scared of HospitalsDirk Anschutz We have reported on this issue before and the conclusion is the same – avoid the hospital at all costs. In a study of 1,870 Chicagoans over the age of 65, researchers tested the participants’ cognitive functioning and...

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