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September 10, 2018
Listening to music appears to be more effective in reducing agitation, behavioral symptoms and anxiety for older adults with dementia than does singing or playing along with music, according to a study in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...
September 6, 2018
Flu season is fast approaching. The 2017-2018 season was especially brutal for older adults, especially nursing home residents. Post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings such as nursing homes are a particularly dangerous environment for flu...
August 29, 2018
Dehydration—a serious concern for skilled nursing center residents—can result in delirium, falls, constipation, urinary tract infections, and renal impairment. Identifying and assessing dehydration is also a concern, according to a new report in the...
August 29, 2018
It's August. As the 2018 influenza season approaches, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is again encouraging post-acute and long-term care facilities to strengthen their employee immunization programs to protect their...
August 22, 2018
Dehydration is a serious concern for nursing home residents and can result in delirium, falls, constipation, urinary tract infections, and renal impairment. An article in the August issue of JAMDA identifies some of the challenges and issues...
August 21, 2018
Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, executive director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , has been named to the Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the Commerce Department's National...
August 15, 2018
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, executive director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, to the Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcolm...
August 8, 2018
The rising global aging population has led to increased attention on sarcopenia, a condition characterized by an age-related decline in muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical function. However, diagnosing sarcopenia can be difficult and complex...
July 26, 2018
The burdens and challenges of caring for someone with dementia are significant for family caregivers. In 2007, a tragic case brought worldwide attention to this issue when a 91-year-old man living with dementia wandered onto a railway line in Japan...
July 11, 2018
Music therapy has long been demonstrated to effectively relieve agitation and behavioral issues among people with dementia. However, the effectiveness of specific methods of music engagement has received less study and has remained uncertain. Now a...