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JAMDA
December 1, 2015
A vast variety of chronic diseases is associated with changes in body composition. Reduced lean mass, that is, skeletal muscle mass, is particularly important with regard to the patients' quality of life, because it may yield reductions in exercise...
JAMDA
December 1, 2015
The aim of this study was to determine whether mild cognitive impairment (MCI) affects the development of fear of falling (FoF) in older adults.
JAMDA
December 1, 2015
In recent years, “prevention” and “early diagnosis” have been growingly discussed and explored in the field of cognitive disorders. Such increased attention to cognitive disturbances and neurodegenerative conditions may constitute a key step for...
JAMDA
December 1, 2015
Implementing any change that involves human behavior tends to be difficult. Especially when it comes to chronic, recurrent problems, there typically will be several factors that contribute to the status quo.
JAMDA
December 1, 2015
We aimed to describe longitudinal patterns of care in community-dwelling European patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), and determine patient-, caregiver-, and country-related predictors of transitions across different care levels.
JAMDA
December 1, 2015
The overall prevalence of mental health disorders among caregivers of patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) remains unclear. This meta-analysis aims to evaluate the prevalence of various mental health disorders among caregivers of patients with AD...
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
The greatest challenge in palliative medicine is that the system isn't currently set up to deal with patients dying from chronic illnesses, according to KellyAnn Light-McGroary, MD, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at the University...
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
A simple screening tool that relies on data routinely collected in nursing homes can help identify frail and prefrail residents who are at risk for incident falls, hospitalizations, disability, and death, according to results from a 9-year...
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
Management of symptoms is key for preserving quality of life in elderly patients with cancer, but medication should not be the first choice, according to researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York. Given the...
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
Caring for the Ages Editor in Chief Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, spells out the alphabet soup of advance care planning.