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April 10, 2017
Depression is common in geriatric patients and is associated with problems such as sleep disorders, loss of appetite, and social withdrawal. When unresolved, it can lead to hospitalizations and a higher mortality rate. A new study in the April issue...
February 21, 2017
Because the development of schizophrenia is uncommon in older adults, a diagnosis of new onset schizophrenia in a post-acute and long term care setting should be made by a qualified health professional with mental health training using DSM 5...
This session will present the significant issues involved with mood disorders in long-term care. We will discuss the prevalence, impact, differential diagnosis and the diagnostic pearls of mood disorders in late-life. There will be a short...
Resolution G-16 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that that AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine adopt as policy that Mental Status be instituted when information is transmitted as patients transition between sites of care - both...
March 16, 2016
Cutting-edge research suggests that the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract affects brain function. Coupled with copious evidence that nutrition has an impact on both mental and physical health, especially in young people, it's essential we...
This book addresses current issues surrounding hospital readmissions and the practice of post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC). Thoroughly updated, the Second Edition of this practical pocket guide presents new regulations governing these services...
This session will present an overview of clinical care of the aging adult with developmental disabilities. The presenter will summarize the epidemiology of aging and developmental disability, propose a clinical approach to care tailored to this...
This session will present a case-based approach to enable discussion of various psychiatric syndromes, diagnosis, and treatment options using different classes of psychopharmacological agents. Presenters will discuss indication side effects drug...
Nursing home providers are under increasing pressure to avoid pharmacologic management of behavioral symptoms. This case-based webinar is designed to teach role play as technique for identifying etiology of behavioral symptoms among long-term care...
July 11, 2015
“Do I have to be heavy?” she suddenly snaps, slamming down her fork and pushing the photo album at me. To my mother, life is black-and-white: Thin is good, and weight — even the smallest amount, even if it helps fend off frailty, as a 2013 article...