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March 2, 2015

Poor cognitive function is associated with negative consequences across settings of care, but research instruments are arduous for routine clinical implementation. This study examined the association between impaired arousal, as measured using an ultra-brief screen, and risk of 2 adverse clinical outcomes: hospital length of stay and discharge...

February 28, 2015

Late-life depression and physical frailty are supposed to be reciprocally associated, however, longitudinal studies are lacking.

February 28, 2015

Both major depression and bipolar disorder are associated with an increased risk of developing dementia. However, the differential risk of dementia between major depression and bipolar disorder is rarely investigated.

February 28, 2015

Pressure ulcers (PUs) are more frequent in older patients, and the healing process is usually challenging. Nonpharmacologic interventions may play a role in the treatment of older people with PUs, but most systematic reviews (SRs) have not addressed this specific population using convincing outcome measures.

February 23, 2015

Burdensome symptoms frequently develop as part of the dementia trajectory and influence quality of life. We explore the course of symptoms and their treatment during nursing home stay to help target adequate symptom management.

February 21, 2015

We read with interest the results of the Study of Mental and Resistance Training (SMART)1 comparing 2 interventions: progressive resistance training (PRT) and cognitive training (CT), either in isolation or combination, in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). SMART investigates the effects of combining these 2 distinct training...

February 21, 2015

Assisted living (AL) is an increasingly used residential option for older adults with dementia; however, lower staffing rates and service availability raise concerns that such residents may be at increased risk for adverse outcomes. Our objectives were to determine the incidence of hospitalization over 1 year for dementia residents of...

February 18, 2015

Older people who have been recently discharged from hospital are at increased risk of falls and deterioration in physical functioning.

February 18, 2015

To examine costs and effects of care based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) provided by an ambulatory geriatric care unit (AGU) in addition to usual care.

February 14, 2015

Many nursing home residents have cognitive impairment that affects their decision making. In order to identify potential markers of impaired decision making, we investigated the association between a range of nursing home resident characteristics and impaired decision making in a population-based sample.