Daughter of Dementia Patient Sues Nursing Home Over Abuse

Haverford, Pennsylvania’s Quadrangle Continuing Care Retirement Community is facing a lawsuit over the negligent and abusive care of a dementia patient. The woman complained of mistreatment, but nursing home officials played off the claims as part of her dementia. The woman’s daughter, Mary French, installed a secret video camera in a clock radio in Mary’s […]

Twenty Percent of Patients with Advanced Dementia Face Unnecessary Hospitalization

Researchers at Harvard University and Dartmouth Medical School have found that almost 20% of nursing home residents with advanced dementia, like Alzheimer’s, were transferred to other care facilities or hospitals in the months before they died. The treatment resulting from these transfers often included harsh measures that may have extended their suffering. While adequate care […]

Dementia Screening Shown to Cut Elderly Health Costs

Dementia is a costly issue to face, but U.S. researchers released new findings which may lead to a reduction in the amount of money needed to combat it. The key to their findings shows that the early identification of dementia can lead to cutting care costs for a patient by roughly 30 percent. In order […]

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