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March 2, 2021 - Navarra, Spain – While the media have been in charge of alerting of the serious situation in nursing care homes and hospitals, people with dementia who lived at home as well as their caregivers, have suffered the consequences of mandatory household confinement in silence. The study, led by the “Dementia Group” of “Navarra Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology” in collaboration with Geriatric’s Service of the “Hospital de Navarra” and “Alzheimer’s Family Association in Navarra” (AFAN), has been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. A multi-tiered supportive approach that ensures the continuity of a quality care for people with dementia and their caregivers must be developed. New technologies adapted to the current pandemic situation are being developing.March 2, 2021
February 26, 2021 - Phoenix, Arizona, USA – Promising new research shows aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer’s dementia. ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Professor Fang Yu led a pilot randomized control trial that included 96 older adults living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s dementia. Participants were randomized to either a cycling (stationary bike) or stretching intervention for six months.February 26, 2021
February 24, 2021 - Memphis, TN, USA – Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has been shown to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes, but current diagnostic approaches can be invasive and costly. A recent study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, has found a novel way to identify a high potential for developing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur. Ray Romano, PhD, RN, completed the research as part of his PhD in the Nursing Science Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Graduate Health Sciences. Dr. Romano conducted the research through the joint laboratory of Associate Professor Todd Monroe, PhD, RN, at The Ohio State University, who is also a graduate of the UTHSC Nursing Science PhD Program and Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD, who is the Chair of Psychiatry at UTHSC.February 24, 2021
February 26, 2021 - Amsterdam – COVID-19 has wrought havoc on the global economy and the world’s public health systems. People with disabilities are more likely to suffer severe cases of the disease. Experts advocate in this special issue of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation that vocational rehabilitation across the major life phases of health, work, and education must focus on access to technology and home-based employment and ensure people with disabilities are prepared for the new global workplace.February 26, 2021