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August 1, 2017

Antipsychotics are widely and increasingly prescribed drugs. Initially introduced for schizophrenia, they are now used for a variety of diseases such as psychotic and affective disorders, personality and anxiety disorders. In recent years, they have been utilized for the treatment of agitation in elderly patients who show cognitive disturbances...

August 1, 2017

Receiving a national award is an honor, but when that award leads to action, energy, heightened staff morale, team building, and improved quality of life, it becomes a movement. That is true of the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Quality Improvement & Health Outcomes Awards, where the recipients take a great idea and...

August 1, 2017

Long-term cognitive leisure activity programs that involve dancing or playing musical instruments may help improve memory and general cognitive function, according to a three-arm, single-blind randomized controlled trial study in Japan.

August 1, 2017

Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD, a former post-acute/long-term care practitioner and current health care attorney, shares the facts about medical marijuana.*

August 1, 2017

PHOENIX — Recent hypertension research has provided few takeaways for the functionally impaired elderly — with the exception of the longitudinal Predictive Values of Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness in Institutionalized Very Aged Population (PARTAGE) study and a propensity study of beta-blockers after acute myocardial infarction, said...

August 1, 2017

An increasing number of individuals infected with HIV are living longer and are expected to need long-term care. Will nursing homes be ready to accommodate them?

August 1, 2017

When I was a young boy growing up in the suburbs of Baltimore, my father told me how he fell in love with birdwatching at an early age and would follow each new bird until he could get close enough for a good view of it. Then he’d run to the library to look up the bird, and in this manner he familiarized himself with the songbirds that lived in...

August 1, 2017

In my last column, I discussed the elements necessary for the success of QAPI (quality assurance and performance improvement) and the importance of engaging all members of the health care team, particularly the direct-care workers. Now I want to focus on a qualitative study published by Connie Madden, PhD, and colleagues from the University of...

August 1, 2017

PHOENIX — Conservative management and supportive care may offer elderly patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) the same survival as dialysis, as well as less functional decline, fewer hospitalizations, and better satisfaction with life, said Fahad Saeed, MD, at AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Annual...

August 1, 2017

Members of AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, as well as other practitioners, were recently asked to participate in two job task surveys — one for medical directors, the other for attending physicians — to help shape the body of knowledge for post-acute and long-term care medicine and to guide the future of...