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June 12, 2016
Dover Center recently congratulated Dr. Magued Rizkalla on representing New Hampshire as state chapter president and delegate at the 39th American Medical Directors Association annual conference. The state chapter known as the New Hampshire Medical...
June 6, 2016
Nursing homes in the United States care for increasing numbers of people with dementia, yet many lack access to geriatric psychiatrists, behavioral neurologists and other specialists who may help manage symptoms associated with dementia, including...
June 3, 2016
“Even very modest efforts at education and problem-solving can go a long way to improving care for people with dementia and reducing bad habits in the care of these patients,” said Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD. “There is no question there is a...
May 31, 2016
Women tend to be good multitaskers, but that skill may lead to more falls in older years than their male counterparts, notes a new cohort study published in JAMDA , The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine .
May 31, 2016
The magnitude of medical errors in the clinical setting is staggering. The landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System concluded that “as many as 98,000 people die in hospitals each year as a...
May 27, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2016 Contact: Perry Gwen Meyers 410-740-9743 Women at Greater Risk for Falls than Men in Old Age Falls present a huge and common risk to the elderly, including fractures – the majority of which are caused by falls. A...
April 19, 2016
A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found that almost half of all long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an Emergency Department over the course of a year...
April 17, 2016
Dr. Magued Rizkalla represented New Hampshire as state chapter president and delegate at the 39th American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference.
April 14, 2016
Although almost all physicians who treat Medicare beneficiaries think end-of-life and advance care planning conversations are important, many of them report significant barriers to having these discussions with those for whom they care, and 46%...
April 6, 2016
David LeVine, MD, CMD, Medical Director of Menorah Manor in St. Petersburg, Fla., has been named the 2016 Medical Director of the Year by the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the foundation organization of AMDA–The Society for...