Analyzing resident-to-resident incidents in dementia may hold the key to reducing future fatalities

Analyzing the incidents between residents in dementia in long-term care homes may hold the key to reducing future fatalities among this vulnerable population, according to new research from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Gathered from media accounts and death review records, the exploratory study by Eilon Caspi, PhD, is the first to examine […]

Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson’s

Assaf Gilad, a professor of biomedical engineering and radiology, and Galit Pelled, a medical bioengineering professor, have discovered an electromagnetic gene in glass catfish that could one day help those with Parkinson’s and epilepsy. Credit: Derrick Turner, Michigan State University Assaf Gilad, a professor of biomedical engineering and radiology, and Galit Pelled, a medical bioengineering […]

Deaths from resident-to-resident incidents in dementia offers insights to inform policy

Analyzing the incidents between residents in dementia in long-term care homes may hold the key to reducing future fatalities among this vulnerable population, according to new research from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Gathered from media accounts and death review records, the exploratory study by Eilon Caspi, PhD, is the first to examine […]

Biomarkers responsible for exhaustion in cancer linked to fatigue in Parkinson’s disease

Biological markers responsible for extreme exhaustion in patients with cancer have now been linked to fatigue in those with Parkinson’s disease, according to new research from Rice University. “Inflammation and fatigue in early, untreated Parkinson’s disease” will appear in an upcoming edition of Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. It is one of the first studies to link […]

Learning to live well with dementia

Imagine your doctor telling you have Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. Then, imagine being told, “I’m sorry, there’s nothing we can do. You might want to start getting your affairs in order.” Time and again, people newly diagnosed with these conditions describe feeling subsequently overcome by hopelessness. In their new book, “Better […]