Welcome to the February newsletter!
5 Benefits of An Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia
If your older adult is behaving oddly or showing signs of cognitive impairment, like memory or judgement problems, you might wonder if it’s part of normal aging or if they could have Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Nobody wants to admit that someone they care about could have such a devastating condition. And even though you’re worried, you might think it’s useless to get a diagnosis because there’s no cure.
Transforming Patient Care: 5 Nurse Leaders Offer Insight
As the healthcare landscape changes, nurse leaders are being asked to forge new paths to achieve high-quality, cost-effective patient-centered care.
For example, patient care is growing beyond acute care. Nurses are connecting with patients in more settings than ever before through new and changing roles in areas like care coordination or outpatient clinics. These new roles demand that nurses have different knowledge, skills, and competencies than in the past. Additionally, patients expect care to be delivered in a seamless, timely, and efficient manner that takes into account their personal needs and preferences. How do nurse leaders meet the challenge of the transformation of patient care?
Why Women? Studying the Role of Gender in Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease hits women harder than men. Nearly two-thirds of Americans who have Alzheimer’s are women, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias — including nearly 6 million in the United States — so the number of women affected is staggering.
The neurodegenerative disorder’s most common form, called late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, occurs after age 65.