Feds to examine whether SC institutionalizes people with mental illness ‘unnecessarily’

Feds to examine whether SC institutionalizes people with mental illness ‘unnecessarily’

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — Officials with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it has opened an investigation under the American with Disabilities Act into whether the state of South Carolina may affect adults with mental illness. subject to unnecessary institutionalization and the risk of admission to … Read more

MUSC says Omicron is more contagious but less likely to cause severe symptoms

MUSC says Omicron is more contagious but less likely to cause severe symptoms

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — The Medical University of South Carolina says the Omicron variant of COVID-19 now accounts for 97% of all cases sequenced there. This comes just a month after the first cases of the Omicron variant were discovered in the state. Compared to the Delta variant, Omicron is three times more contagious, but … Read more

Volunteers sought for study on people living at home with dementia | State

Volunteers sought for study on people living at home with dementia | State

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MEMORI Corps volunteers sought for study examining social interaction for people living at home with dementia | News

MEMORI Corps volunteers sought for study examining social interaction for people living at home with dementia | News

nation United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsUnited States Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico and the United Mexican StatesThe Bahamas, CommonwealthRepublic of CubaDominican RepublicHaiti, RepublicJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist RepublicPeople’s Democratic Republic of AlgeriaAmerican SamoaPrincipality of AndorraAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the area south of 60°S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, CommonwealthAustria, Republic ofRepublic of AzerbaijanBahrainPeople’s Republic of BangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgium, KingdomBelizePeople’s Republic of BeninBermudaKingdom … Read more

MEMORI Corps volunteers sought for study examining social interaction for people living at home with dementia |

MEMORI Corps volunteers sought for study examining social interaction for people living at home with dementia |

Towson — A three-year study by Johns Hopkins University will examine whether providing regular companionship and personal activities to people living at home with dementia improves outcomes for all participants: people with dementia, family caregivers, and their volunteer mentor. The Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association collaborates with Johns Hopkins to manage and train … Read more