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December 2, 2016
People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) who are prescribed benzodiazepines have a 43% increased risk of hip fracture, a large Finnish study has found. In a retrospective analysis of 46,373 AD patients, researchers found that one in five patients (or 21...
November 30, 2016
Falls are a serious threat to the health and safety of older Americans and can have consequences ranging from bruises to head trauma. Now a new study, published in JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , suggests that the...
November 25, 2016
Two related associations have formed an alliance to offer education and resources to healthcare professionals working in post-acute and long-term care settings. Members of AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine include medical...
November 25, 2016
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers. Their study looked at all patients living in the community who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s...
November 23, 2016
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland. The hip fracture risk was investigated in community-dwelling...
November 22, 2016
My residency in family medicine at McLaren-Flint Family Practice introduced me to geriatrics and planted the seed of interest in the sub-specialty. I was exposed to a two-month geriatrics block that included post-acute and long-term care management...
November 21, 2016
Last week the U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named the recipients of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for sustainable excellence through visionary leadership, organizational alignment...
November 16, 2016
AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is strengthening its relationship with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) to increase quality education and access to resources. “The Society’s and GAPNA’s...
November 15, 2016
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and GAPNA (the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association) have formed a partnership aimed at continuing to improve the quality of care provided to geriatric, and post-acute and...
November 7, 2016
A large body of research demonstrates that exercise can help patients with diabetes keep their blood sugar under better control. Now, a small new study from New Zealand indicates that exercising immediately after meals controls blood sugar more than...