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July 20, 2021
Providing the best care for people living with dementia (PLWD) requires being certain that treatments and interventions are likely to benefit them while reducing the use of therapies that are likely to cause harm. Quality, person-centered dementia...
July 13, 2021
Statement released by seven leading organizations Columbia, MD – Despite the positive data, there are still many healthcare professionals who have declined to be vaccinated against COVID-19. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...
July 7, 2021
A unique job analysis conducted by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) highlights the unique and specific role of the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) attending physician in the provision of medical care across...
June 30, 2021
Drug was not tested in frail older adults before approval was given Columbia, MD – After studying the recent trials of Biogen’s controversial Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) medication, aducanumab (Aduhelm), AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term...
June 23, 2021
Chronic pain is an enduring issue in nursing homes (NHs). However, despite its high prevalence, there is no definitive approach to managing this condition in older adults. A new report in the June issue of JAMDA suggests that it is important for...
June 16, 2021
Controversial Topics to be Discussed Registration is now open for EDGE21 , AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s virtual symposium that is being held August 27, 2021. It will provide the opportunity to discuss and debate...
June 10, 2021
Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination among adults in nursing homes (NHs) are well documented. A new study in the June issue of JAMDA suggests where these disparities may be the greatest and the reasons behind them. In Decomposing...
May 19, 2021
Columbia, MD – The issue of polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) has been an ongoing concern, with many nursing home residents taking 15 or more drugs. The PALTC setting has one of the highest...
May 18, 2021
Health data sharing is a national priority in the United States, with significant benefits for patients and providers alike. In a new study in the May issue of JAMDA, the authors discussed the value of nursing home leaders working with other...
May 13, 2021
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had a serious impact on nursing home residents and older adults everywhere. A study in the May issue of JAMDA concluded that while COVID-19 can accelerate physical decline and frailty by about 20%, the virus also...