Volunteers Needed for Dementia Caregiver Studies

Rice University is recruiting caregivers who are currently caring for a spouse or romantic partner with Alzheimer's Disease, or related dementias, for two research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  "Project Care" is a fully remote study of caregivers' emotions and health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Caregivers can participate in...

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Who, When, Where?

Over a million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been allocated to health care providers across Texas and about 174,000 Texans have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. To be fully vaccinated, a person must receive two doses of the vaccine, administered about 3-4 weeks apart.  In the first phase of...

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Home Care Alternatives to Nursing Facilities

As the spread of coronavirus threatens elderly and disabled residents of long-term care facilities, it is important to be informed about home-based alternatives to institutional care.  Major outbreaks of coronavirus have occurred in long-term care facilities across the U.S., infecting staff as well as residents.  Deaths from these outbreaks account for one-third to...

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Coronavirus Spreading in Nursing Homes

The Texas Tribune reports that large outbreaks of the Covid-19 virus have occurred among residents and staff at Texas long-term care facilities in San Antonio, Lubbock, Texas City, and other cities.  State regulators have asked facilities to report coronavirus cases, and to inform residents and their families of cases within the facility.  While state...

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