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October 2, 2015
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020 , was released last week and outlines the commitments of all the agencies that use or influence the use of health IT across the nation for the next five years. The Plan is an action plan for federal...
JAMDA
October 1, 2015
In older adults co-occurrence of multiple diseases often leads to use of multiple medications (polypharmacy). The aim of the present study is to describe how prescription of medications varies across age groups, with specific focus on the oldest old.
JAMDA
September 29, 2015
To investigate differences in the provision and performance of case conferences for people with dementia between dementia special care units (DSCUs) and traditional care units (TCUs) in nursing homes. Because DSCUs employ more staff, we expect the...
JAMDA
September 29, 2015
The positive influence of physical activity (PA) on health is well documented. Even at old age, PA remains useful but participation in PA decreases with age. In long-term care facilities (LTCFs), PA appears to be reduced to a bare minimum. Because...
JAMDA
September 29, 2015
Physical exercise interventions have benefits for older individuals and improve the health and well-being of individuals living with a dementia, specifically those living in nursing homes.
JAMDA
September 29, 2015
Sliding scale insulin (SSI) therapy remains a common means of insulin therapy in long-term care (LTC) for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus, despite current recommendations not supportive of the form of therapy today. Lack of randomized...
JAMDA
September 24, 2015
Advance knowledge about changes in multiple dimensions of health related quality of life (HRQoL) among older adults receiving long-term services and supports (LTSS) over time and across settings.
JAMDA
September 24, 2015
To describe the development of a nursing home (NH) quality improvement learning collaborative (QILC) that provides Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training and infrastructure support for quality assurance performance improvement change efforts.
JAMDA
September 24, 2015
To elucidate whether a combination of slow gait speed and depressive symptoms result in higher risk of incident disability in older adults than either symptom individually.
JAMDA
September 22, 2015
Many recent guidelines and consensus on sarcopenia have incorporated gait speed and grip strength as diagnostic criteria without addressing early posture changes adopted to maintain gait speed before weakness is clinically evident.