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June 30, 2021
Drug was not tested in frail older adults before approval was given Columbia, MD – After studying the recent trials of Biogen’s controversial Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) medication, aducanumab (Aduhelm), AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term...
June 24, 2021
Nursing homes need to change how they manage and treat chronic pain, shifting from an approach that favors immediate prescribing of opioids to a multi-pronged team approach, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Post-Acute...
June 23, 2021
Chronic pain is an enduring issue in nursing homes (NHs). However, despite its high prevalence, there is no definitive approach to managing this condition in older adults. A new report in the June issue of JAMDA suggests that it is important for...
June 22, 2021
An industry effort to vaccinate 75% of nursing home staff against Covid-19 by July 1 appears to be faltering as continued employee hesitancy, declining infection and death rates, and general pandemic fatigue are making it tough to sustain the...
June 16, 2021
The past 16 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacted an enormous toll on the nearly 1 million certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who care for and protect our nation’s nursing home residents. These dedicated workers have put in long hours;...
June 16, 2021
Controversial Topics to be Discussed Registration is now open for EDGE21 , AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s virtual symposium that is being held August 27, 2021. It will provide the opportunity to discuss and debate...
June 10, 2021
Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination among adults in nursing homes (NHs) are well documented. A new study in the June issue of JAMDA suggests where these disparities may be the greatest and the reasons behind them. In Decomposing...
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...