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Sep 26 Driving assessment tools used by driver rehabilitation specialists: survey of use and implications for practice. (Medworm) -- CONCLUSION. Although use of the Useful Field of View(00ae) has increased, there continues to be no consistency in cognitive assessments or guidelines for behind-the-wheel assessment. Implications for practice are discussed. Read article »
Aug 13 "Take Later Retirement" For Lower Dementia Risk (Medical News Today) -- A very large study of self-employed people living in France finds those who retired later had a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, in line with the idea that you either "use it or lose it." Read article »
Aug 13 'Powerful effect of exercise' against Alzheimer's (Medical News Today) -- Exercising for 150 minutes each week may be the best treatment for Alzheimer's, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. . Read article »
Jul 16 Vascular Disease Reported Across Different Neurodegenerative Diseases Including Alzheimer's Disease (Medical News Today) -- Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that, across a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, cerebrovascular disease affecting circulation of blood in the brain was significantly associated with dementia... Read article »
Jul 16 Nursing home residents are allowed to designate organizations as authorized representatives for Medicaid enrollment, final rule affirms (McKnights) -- In the final rule, CMS confirmed that organizations may serve as representatives, specifically citing the needs of nursing home residents who do not have family available for assistance. The rule also defines what authorized representatives may do... Read article »
Jul 16 Early diabetes signs often missed in those with Alzheimer's, researcher says (McKnights) -- A Georgetown University neurologist "was shocked" to find 48% of his study enrollees showed signs of undiagnosed prediabetes and diabetes. Read article »
Jun 28 Instead Of Being More Efficient, Private Insurers' Medicare Advantage Plans Have Cost Medicare Almost $300 Billion More Over The Life Of The Program (Medical News Today) -- A study published online finds that the private insurance companies that participate in Medicare under the Medicare Advantage program and its predecessors have cost the publicly funded program for the elderly and disabled an extra $282.6 billion Read article »
Jun 28 Space Travel may Accelerate Alzheimer's Disease (Advance-SLP) -- Exposure to radiation in space has the potential to accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease in astronauts, U.S. researchers said. Read article »
Jun 28 Experiences of occupational therapists returning to work after maternity leave (Medworm) -- Conclusion: Occupational therapists returning to work after maternity leave will make compromises so that they can balance their home and work life. Read article »
May 17 Assessing The Efficacy Of Different Types Of Training Programs On Cognitive Performance In Elderly Patients (Medical News Today) -- Forget apples - lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute... Read article »
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