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Stay alert to signs of depression

January 23, 2017

Depression is common in older adults, but many of the signs mimic or overlap features of dementia. Janine Clift, a geriatric emergency nurse at London Health Science Centre, offers advice on what to look for. - read more

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January 23, 2017

Caregiving can have positive effect on mortality of carers, study shows

Older people who help and support others are also doing themselves a favour. An international research team has found that grandparents who care for their grandchildren on average live longer than grandparents who do not.

January 16, 2017

Daughter, student, caregiver, nurse: Unpaid caregivers are finding their place in the healthcare system

Researchers, policymakers and healthcare providers are slowly recognizing that with training and education, family caregivers will be better equipped to handle the increasingly complex medical tasks being asked of them, less likely to make mistakes or cause or suffer injuries, and more likely to detect potential problems, such as the early signs of an infection.

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