POLST Program Enables Patients to Document Wishes for Life-Sustaining Treatment New study Links Program to Lower Rates of Unwanted Hospitalization
Nursing home patients who participate in a program that enables them to record their wishes for life-sustaining treatment are far less likely to receive unwanted hospitalization and medical interventions than are other patients, say the researchers of a new multi-state study.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Puts Older Veterans at Higher Risk for Dementia PTSD Could be Independent Dementia Risk Factor, Say Researchers
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after exposure to life-threatening, traumatic, or fear-inducing situations. PTSD causes a cluster of symptoms, including re-experiencing, avoidance, difficulty falling or staying asleep, irritability or having outbursts of … more