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Oct 27, 2020

What Matters to Nursing Home Residents with Anne Montgomery from Altarum

“The presence of family and treasured people in a nursing home resident's life is incredibly important.”— Anne Montgomery

COVID-19 has turned the whole world upside down, including the lives of nursing home residents. While nursing home...


Oct 20, 2020

Voting with Alzheimer's Disease

“Just because you have a cognitive impairment doesn't automatically disqualify your right to vote.”— Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN (01:44-01:49)

Should a person with Alzheimer’s disease be allowed to vote? 

The majority of people living with Alzheimer's disease live at...


Oct 13, 2020

Nursing Homes and Families During COVID

“If the nursing home would allow one advocate, one compassionate care person, and let them visit their family members, that would be very helpful to them.”— Nettie Batchelor

Skilled nursing homes are currently facing unique challenges with coronavirus. Previously, we talked...


Oct 6, 2020

Mental Health and Older Adults: Important Concerns and Future Directions

“Both older adults and younger folks die by suicide, which is why mental health is a big public health issue that is often underfunded.” — Luming Li, M.D.

One of the top leading causes of death in America is suicide - making mental health a...