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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...
June 28, 2018
Pleasant, green community environments are increasingly recognized as influencing physical activity for their residents. According to a new study in the June issue of JAMDA, neighborhoods with a higher percentage of green space also are associated...
June 21, 2018
Depression and frailty are both common among older adults. A study in the June issue of JAMDA shows that social frailty—as opposed to physical frailty—is strongly associated with the incidence of depression in this population. In “Social Frailty Has...
June 1, 2018
Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, has been named a 2018 Choosing Wisely ® Champion by AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award honors individual clinicians and teams of clinicians who have gone above and beyond to make...
May 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2018 Contact: Lori Sharp lsharp@paltc.org 410-992-3126 Preventing falls is a top priority in nursing homes, as they often lead to injuries and...
April 20, 2018
Columbia, MD--Alice Bonner, PhD, APRN-GNP, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, is the first nurse practitioner (NP) to serve on the Society Board of Directors since the organization opened up its voting membership to...
April 16, 2018
Columbia, MD-- AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine elected its 2018-2019 Board of Directors during their House of Delegates meeting at their Annual Conference. Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, now serves as President, Arif Nazir, MD...
March 29, 2018
Columbia, MD—The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has named Eric Hasemeier, DO, CMD, as its 2018 Medical Director of the Year. Dr. Hasemeier is the medical director for eight facilities in rural Tennessee and CEO and founder of...
March 22, 2018
Columbia, MD--AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has debuted a podcast program, “AMDA On-The-Go,” offering interviews and updates about new research, journal articles, and the issues of greatest importance to practitioners...
March 19, 2018
Measuring quality of life for elders in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) has always been a challenge. However, it is essential to ensuring individual residents’ comfort, dignity, and satisfaction and to identify opportunities for new or...