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September 2013

First, make sure you understand the nursing process and how CNA’s fit in with it.When we think about it, CNA’s are the eyes, ears, hands and nose of the nurses. We use these senses when providing care and with the right skill, we...

When you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home — either theirs or yours — a time when you need more help will almost surely come. Though you may not know when, be prepared by knowing your options in advance....

When you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home — either theirs or yours — a time when you need more help will almost surely come. Though you may not know when, be prepared by knowing your options in advance....

Games for seniors are very beneficial because they can improve a senior's quality of life. Wouldn't you agree?Games and activities can bring people together in groups and enhance a sense of belonging and participation. When people share laughter through games together ...

When I was a practicing psychotherapist, I often referred patients to support groups, but was selective about whom to send. Support groups aren’t for everyone; they take a certain amount of “breaking in” and require commitment to be beneficial. I also issued...

When Shelli was a new scrub nurse with only six months experience, she failed to anticipate that the surgeon would need a particular scalpel. Immediately, her preceptor deftly slapped the correct blade into the impatient surgeon’s outstretched hand with a glare in Shelli’s direction. The...

A wellness initiative called the Vitality Program has not only focused needed attention on seniors’ highest health risk factors, it has tripled the sales of a Florida senior living community. As reported on SeniorHousingNews.com, North Florida Retirement Village, Inc. in Gainesville, Florida...

Taking the time to look your absolute best for your job can create short term and long term benefits for your life.People who dress professionally and maintain their appearance project confidence, leadership, intelligence and a healthy degree of attractiveness in the eyes...

Advances in genetics and pharmaceuticals could lead to a cure for dementia by 2020, according to United Kingdom Secretary of Health Jeremy Hunt.“Finding drugs that can halt or cure dementia may seem a distant prospect now but there are drugs companies that think...

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