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Posted on May 5, 2014 by Demos Health | 0 comments
[Photo credit Flickr] Did you know that according to a March 2014 report by the Centers for Disease Control, on any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care? Author Dr. Maryanne McGuckin sheds light on this silent epidemic...
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Posted on April 14, 2014 by Demos Health | 0 comments
It is very common for a person with dementia to exhibit unexpected or inappropriate sexual behavior and yet few resources exist to help partners, family members, caregivers, and others address it. Now for the first time, esteemed geriatric neuropsychiatrist Dr. Doug Wornell provides a compassionate and detailed understanding of the issue and strategies for how to cope in his title, Sexuality and Dementia: Compassionate...
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Posted on April 10, 2014 by Demos Health | 0 comments
Have you heard? It's National Public Health Week, a time to raise awareness and acknowledge how public health plays a critical part in improving people’s health. We at Demos Health have many books that cover top health concerns and that provide you with the resources to take immediate steps toward improving your health. Here is just a sampling of our titles: Hepatitis...
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Posted on March 26, 2014 by Kimberly Wickert | 0 comments
Although there are many differences between raising children and caring for an elderly loved one, the presence of competent and loving caregivers is the most important factor in both endeavors. Many of the lessons that parents learn in caring for their children translate well to eldercare, especially those decision-making skills that protect the safety and comfort of loved ones. One member of the Sandwich generation told us that she employed similar strategies to find her mother an assisted living...
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Posted on March 2, 2014 by Douglas Wornell | 0 comments
I am finding that couples with more or less equal degrees of dementia are frequently getting together and having sex. This is not exactly happening in singles clubs but rather in long term care facilities where the rights and interests in quality of life are seriously protected. Such relationships often begin as a casual interest and then grow into something more. A savvy caregiving staff will quickly identify the interest and begin to monitor the behavior at times trying to redirect...