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Brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse

Brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Distinct patterns of activity -- which may indicate a predisposition to care for infants-- appear in the brains of adults who view an image of an infant face -- even when the child is not theirs, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in Germany, Italy, and Japan.

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Elderly long-term care residents suffer cognitively during disasters

Investigators followed 17 long-term care residents, with a mean age of 86, who were evacuated for five days due to a severe summer storm and were relocated to different facilities with different care providers and physical surroundings. The displaced participants experienced delirium, cognitive changes, hospitalizations, and death.

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