States allow in-person nursing home visits as families charge residents die ‘of broken hearts’Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020
States across the country are beginning to roll back heart-wrenching policies instituted when the coronavirus pandemic began and allow in-person visits at nursing homes and assisted living centers, offering relief to frustrated families.
New study to examine COVID-19's impact on the mental health of older adultsPosted on Sunday, July 12, 2020
Rates of depression and stress have increased among the general population since the COVID-19 pandemic began. However, we know little about the current state of mental health of older adults (65+), who are at a higher risk for illness and death due to infection, and account for more than 95% of COVID-19 deaths in Ontario.
Challenges in evaluating the efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 vaccinesPosted on Friday, July 10, 2020
With more than 140 SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in development, the race is on for a successful candidate to help prevent COVID-19.
Optibrium and NCSSM celebrate 5 years of education support collaborationPosted on Thursday, July 09, 2020
Optibrium, a leading provider of software and services for drug discovery, and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the states leading high school for science, technology and math education, are celebrating five years of an education support collaboration.
Study aims to more accurately define methods for measuring delirium severityPosted on Thursday, July 09, 2020
In a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorder, researchers reported on their effort to improve and validate tools used to assess the severity of a condition called delirium, an acute confusional state often experienced by older hospitalized patients.