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May 4, 2017

Evidence from improvement science and culture change projects leave us in no doubt that improvement is a complex and sometimes fallible undertaking. In long-term care environments, balance is required between efficacious treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation. People with advanced dementia, many of whom require long-term care, have a myriad...

May 4, 2017

To validate the ability of the total Kihon checklist (t-KCL) score to predict the incidence of dependency or death within 3 years in a community-dwelling older population.

May 4, 2017

In 2016, more than 3000 new scientific articles were devoted to “healthy aging” and more than 500 were focused on “successful aging.” Trying to digest this prolific literature highlights the current confusion surrounding the exact meaning of, and ways to operationalize and measure these 2 terms. Two recent publications contribute to the current...

May 4, 2017

The Institute of Medicine, defines primary care as “integrated, accessible healthcare services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal healthcare needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.”1 Primary care physicians typically hold...

May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017

There is increasing evidence that in middle-aged and older persons, chronic diseases are associated with cognitive dysfunction.1 Both congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation have been strongly associated with cognitive decline.2,3 In this issue of the Journal, a meta-analysis found that mild cognitive impairment (MCI) was present in 35...

May 1, 2017

Pneumonia is a frequent condition in older people. Our aim was to examine the total healthcare cost related to pneumonia in nursing home (NH) residents over a 1-year follow-up period.