Tag Archives: Patients

The New Old Age: Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn

ImageCreditStuart Briers He was a retired factory worker, living with his wife outside a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom. Once outgoing and sociable, engaged in local activities including a community choir, he’d been jolted by a diagnosis of early dementia. A few months later, at 70, he wouldn’t leave the house alone,… Read More »

Unburdening psych patients

The Trump administration is urging states to change a rule that will give psychiatric patients more places to stay while they receive treatment for serious mental illness. The change would pay for Medicaid patients to get mental health care for up to 30 days in a facility, such as a hospital, even if it has… Read More »