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June 8, 2021
In a landmark decision, the Food and Drug administration has approved the Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab (Brand name: Aduhelm). The decision sets the stage for it to become the first-ever drug marketed to slow progression of the brain-wasting...
June 7, 2021
By Paula Span June 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. ET The last straw, for Leslie Hawkins, was her mother’s 93rd-birthday gathering in 2018. Her mother, Mary E. Harrison, had long contended with multiple health problems, including diabetes and the nerve pain it...
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...
May 7, 2021
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is challenging industry clinicians and operators to get on board with a new deprescribing campaign that aims at 25% medication reduction in long-stay residents. Combined prescribing data...
April 28, 2021
Nursing home residents often deal with limitations in basic activities of daily living (ADLs), and 70% have mobility restrictions including the inability to walk or transfer from bed or chair. Lockdowns and quarantines during the pandemic...
April 26, 2021
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2021-2022 Board of Directors. In terms of Officers, Karl Steinberg, MD, HMCD, CMD, is President; Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD, is President Elect...
April 22, 2021
The primary goal in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is to prevent diabetic complications and ensure a lifespan similar to that of those without diabetes. However, a longer life doesn’t necessarily translate to longer quality of...
March 24, 2021
Columbia, MD – The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the William...