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SPECIAL SCRUTINY FOR DEMENTIA CARE - Tuesday, April 22, 2014
As part of a new pilot program, government officials will conduct “focused reviews” to get a deeper look at how medical facilities, including nursing homes, are doing in their efforts to find alternatives to antipsychotic medications for treating dementia patients. McKnight's Long-Term Care News

TRACKING PAIN IN ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS - Monday, April 21, 2014
Researchers find a link between aggressive behavior and pain in some Alzheimer's patients. McKnight's Long Term Care News

STATE LIMITS DENIAL OF AUTISM THERAPY
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
The California Department of Insurance has announced approval of new regulations that clarify medical necessity in autism treatment and could lead to greater enforcement and penalties from the state insurance commissioner if insurers delay or deny autism services. California Healthline

NEW CAREGIVER DESIGNATION PROPOSED- Monday, April 14, 2014
Two members of Congress propose a bill to create "advanced" certified nursing assistants. McKnight's Long Term Care News

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