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JAMDA
May 29, 2015
Early transfer to intermediate-care hospitals, low-tech but with geriatric expertise, represents an alternative to conventional acute hospitalization for selected older adults visiting emergency departments (EDs). We evaluated if simple screening...
JAMDA
May 28, 2015
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is commonly indicated as an intermediate state between normal cognitive functioning and dementia, and represents the object of growing scientific and clinical interest.1 This entity was originally proposed for...
JAMDA
May 28, 2015
To describe care worker–reported quality of care and to examine its relationship with staffing variables, work environment, work stressors, and implicit rationing of nursing care.
JAMDA
May 23, 2015
Medical students report that they receive inadequate training in different levels of care, including care transitions to and from post-acute (PA) and long-term care (LTC). The authors implemented the Medical Students as Teachers in Extended Care (...
JAMDA
May 16, 2015
There is emerging evidence of the role of diabetes as a risk factor for frailty. However, the mechanisms of this association are uncertain.
JAMDA
May 13, 2015
The frailty phenotype proposed by Fried and colleagues is a widely used frailty screening instrument, consisting of 5 components: weight loss, exhaustion, low grip strength, slow gait speed, and low physical activity. Although equally considered in...
JAMDA
May 13, 2015
The burden of care for frail elderly persons on families and the society is ever real as our population ages. Given the dual-income nature of many working families, day care centers offer a strong alternative to nursing homes for families wishing to...
JAMDA
May 13, 2015
Seniors with severe dementia residing in nursing homes (NHs) frequently receive large numbers of medications. With disease progression, the medications' harm-benefit ratio changes and they need to be reviewed, adjusted, or discontinued. Evidence on...
JAMDA
May 7, 2015
Testosterone level follows a circadian rhythm. However, whether sleep duration and disturbances can affect testosterone level, muscle mass, and strength remains unknown.