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Robin Williams' Death Laid to Underdiagnosed Form of Dementia

Although depression was initially given as the cause of actor Robin Williams’ suicide in 2014, his widow says autopsy results lay the blame on Lewy body dementia, a fairly common but hard-to-diagnose form of dementia. 

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Activities of Daily Living Measure the Need for Long-Term Care Assistance

Most long-term care involves assisting with basic personal needs rather than providing medical care.

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What Nursing Home Staff Levels Are Required?

Nursing homes are notoriously understaffed.Studies have shown that more staff leads to better care, but employees a...

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Investigative Report Questions Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes

How reliable are the ratings given nursing homes under the five-star rating system that the federal government recently instituted?

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Living and Dying in a Long-Term Care Facility: Notes From a Nursing Home Doctor

A geriatrician offers an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the long-term care system from a nursing home physician's perspective.

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Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Home Care for Our Elders.

Most seniors, given a choice, would prefer to remain at home rather than go to a nursing home.

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Scorecard Ranks States on Long-Term Care Services

A new report ranks states on the quality and accessibility of their long-term care services and concludes there is a lot of room for improvement.

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How to Vote While in a Nursing Home

Although voting is the hallmark of a democracy, it isn't easy if you are in a long-term care facility.

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