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August 13, 2020
Researchers from the University of California, Davis documented in the August issue of JAMDA the impact of Music and Memory SM (M&M), a non-pharmacological intervention, on nursing home residents with dementia. The Impact of Music and Memory on...
July 23, 2020
An article in the July issue of JAMDA details new expert consensus recommendations for managing COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Specifically, the document addresses screening of residents and staff, management of COVID-19 positive and...
July 15, 2020
In a special article in the July issue of JAMDA, leaders of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine presented five keys to solving the COVID-19 crisis that relate to policy, collaboration, individualization, leadership, and...
July 2, 2020
Columbia, MD, and Washington, DC – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and National POLST are excited to announce that AMDA is the first national organization to formally endorse and support the adoption of a national POLST...
June 24, 2020
Reducing antipsychotic use in nursing homes is an ongoing priority for clinicians and their teams. A study in the June issue of JAMDA suggests that substantial improvements in the use of these drugs may be achieved through targeted, collaborative...
June 17, 2020
Training practitioners about advance care planning (ACP) for patients with dementia significantly increased the incidence of ACP conversations and the number of medical and non-medical preferences discussed, according to a study in the June issue of...
June 8, 2020
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has partnered with ADVault to include guidance from AMDA’s Advance Care Planning (ACP) Toolkit to providers utilizing ADVault’s Facilitated ACP Collaborate ™ solution. The...
May 21, 2020
Fear of falling (FoF) is common in older adults and may lead to physical decline, disability, reduced quality of life, and falls. A study in the May issue of JAMDA details how identifiable factors—such as use of a walking aid and/or depressive...
May 21, 2020
Fear of falling (FoF) is common in older adults and may lead to physical decline, disability, reduced quality of life, and falls. A study in the May issue of JAMDA details how identifiable factors—such as use of a walking aid and/or depressive...
May 18, 2020
Columbia, MD – Many states are issuing orders for nursing homes and assisted living communities to conduct universal testing of all staff and/or residents. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine says these mandates, while well...