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Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
Researchers who administered the FRONTIER Executive Screen (FES) — a brief bedside questionnaire designed to assess verbal fluency, inhibitory control, and working memory — were able to distinguish patients with behavioral-variant frontotemporal...
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
A major study aimed at proving the clinical utility of amyloid imaging in diagnosing dementia is now recruiting participating physicians.
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
According to a pair of studies published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, statins — a class of drugs widely utilized by older adults to reduce cholesterol — may have the unintended consequence of reducing immunotherapeutic response to...
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
Lawmakers acted to limit an increase in Medicare Part B premiums as part of the budget deal negotiated between outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the White House, and approved by the House on Oct. 28.
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
Dear Dr. Jeff:
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have issued the final 2016 fee schedule for physicians, making modifications to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and loosening requirements for its controversial two-midnight...
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2015
A convergence of federal guidance and policies aimed at promoting and eventually requiring antibiotic stewardship across health care settings — as well as actions by states, professional groups, and health systems — is sending a clear message to...
JAMDA
November 25, 2015
We live and work in the realm of evidence-based medicine. There is more research, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), meta-analyses, systematic reviews, guidelines, and position statements than anyone can possibly read. But geriatricians know,...
JAMDA
November 25, 2015
“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of thing.”Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)
JAMDA
November 24, 2015
Informal caregivers of patients with a cognitive impairment may face exhaustion while taking care of their relatives, and are themselves at higher risk of disease. The objective was to assess the relationship between patients' comorbidities...