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November 16, 2021
Joan Lorenzo has some memories of her mother’s stay at a local nursing home that she wishes she could forget. The smell of urine in her mother’s room, and on Lorenzo’s clothes once she left, is one of them. Lorenzo said her mother, Carmella Valenti...
November 9, 2021
While it may be fun and entertaining, brain gaming doesn’t result in significant improvement in the cognitive function of older adults who have some form of cognitive impairment or dementia. This is the conclusion of a study in the November issue of...
November 8, 2021
The CPG provides a foundation for a systematic approach to the recognition, assessment, treatment and monitoring of pain in PALTC care patients. It addresses common questions related to pain management, including appropriate use of opioids,...
November 3, 2021
It’s time to take action to support rapid implementation of COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment in post-acute and long-term care facilities, a group of industry geriatricians contend. They’ve compiled a table of information-rich resources...
October 28, 2021
The delta variant drove the share of nursing homes reporting staff shortages to the highest level ever in September—and the situation could worsen in coming months, according to new research. As the Centers for Medicare...
October 20, 2021
It is important to identify risk factors that precipitate behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) before starting any suggested pharmacological treatment. In a study in the October issue of JAMDA , the authors found that...
October 13, 2021
Drug-drug interactions (DDIs), common in older people, are associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events and hospitalization. Authors of an article in the October issue of JAMDA developed a validated list of potentially clinically...
September 22, 2021
Hypoglycemia is a potentially life-threatening drug event in diabetic patients and a serious risk for older individuals. A study in the September issue of JAMDA suggests that antidiabetic treatments can be improved to reduce severe hypoglycemia in...
September 21, 2021
A five-year, $10.5 million agreement between AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the federal government will try to improve vaccination rates among residents and staff members in senior living and other long-term care...
September 20, 2021
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has been funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and implement strategies to increase...