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November 30, 2018
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Off-label use of antipsychotics higher in nursing homes with lower registered nurse staffing, MU study finds

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At least 5.7 million people in the U.S. have a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, including more than half of all nursing home residents. Previous research has shown that nursing homes often overmedicate dementia patients with … Continue reading

November 11, 2010
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Timely Depression Diagnosis Critical to Maintain Health of Elderly

*MU researchers find non-mood changes related to depression in elderly*  COLUMBIA, Mo. – Depression affects approximately 30 to 40 percent of nursing home residents, but it often goes unrecognized, according to American Geriatrics Society, which can lead to lower quality … Continue reading