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How Isolation Affects Dementia in the Elderly

Deciding to put your loved one with dementia in a nursing home is a big decision. Therefore, you expect the nursing home to provide extra around-the-clock care and medical attention. You also expect them to create a safe and pleasant living environment that helps improve your loved one's condition. Unfortunately, the staff members may fail to uphold the standard of care, leaving your loved one Read More >>

Proving Nursing Home Neglect When the Defendant Has Dementia

Due to federal and state laws, nursing homes have a tremendous task of ensuring that their residents are provided with a safe existence. While nursing home neglect is commonly interpreted as the failure of an understaffed and possibly inadequately trained facility, many people do not realize that neglect also includes failure of the staff to protect the resident from abuse perpetrated by other Read More >>

Nursing Home Residents with Dementia Are Disproportionately Affected by the Pandemic

In the midst of the pandemic, Katie Engelhart, a New York Times Journalist who reports on aging, set out to understand how COVID-19 was affecting nursing home residents with dementia. In her work, she talked to doctors, caretakers, scientists, psychologists, and individuals with dementia to gain insight into what it was like to live through a disorienting time inside a mind that is already Read More >>

Shocking Video of Nursing Home Employees Abusing Elderly Dementia Patient: New York Post

Two nursing home employees were fired from a Chicago facility for posting a disturbing video on Snapchat that showed them abusing 91 year-old Margaret Collins, a patient with dementia, according to a New York Post story on a CBS Chicago TV report. The pair, subsequently arrested, filmed themselves taunting the resident about her dislike for hospital gowns.  Collins’ family is now suing the Read More >>

“MY DAD DIED AT THEIR HANDS: WWII VET FATALLY INJURED AT VA NURSING HOME” – USA TODAY

The Veterans Administration continues to struggle with caring for its nursing home residents according to USA TODAY’s Donovan Slack who wrote the story “My Dad Died At Their Hands: WWII Vet Fatally Injured at VA Nursing Home.” 91-year-old James “Milt” Ferguson, a World War II veteran residing at an Iowa VA home for less than a month, ultimately died from a head injury caused by a fall while Read More >>

Media Advisory: Latest Federal Data Reveal Widespread Antipsychotic Drugging of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia – LTCCC

A new (June 5) Media Advisory from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides the following information: “Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘black box’ warnings against using antipsychotics on elderly patients, they are frequently used to treat the so-called behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.” Below is the complete text of the Advisory (shared by Dalli & Read More >>