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JAMDA
March 22, 2019

To compare 3 internationally established criteria for drugs with anticholinergic properties (DAPs) and their associated factors in long-term care facilities, and to investigate the association between use of DAPs and psychological well-being (PWB) or mortality.

JAMDA
March 22, 2019

While various short variants of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) have been developed, they have not been compared among each other to determine the most optimal variant for routine use. This study evaluated the comparative performance of the short variants in identifying mild cognitive impairment or dementia (MCI/dementia).

JAMDA
March 22, 2019

The burden of pain in nursing home residents is substantial; unfortunately, many times it goes undiagnosed and is inadequately treated. To improve identification of pain in this population, we aimed to review and synthesize findings from qualitative studies that report primary barriers and facilitators to pain assessment in nursing home residents.

JAMDA
March 22, 2019

The behavior of people with dementia has been a focus of both research and dementia care for decades, particularly behavior that is considered “challenging.” As we will discuss below, this challenging behavior has appeared difficult to demarcate and define, resulting in many approaches and views about what it comprises, which consequently has resulted in many different measurement instruments. The striking consequence is that the field now has been provided with a pool of research results that are hard to interpret and combine into knowledge that really moves it forward.

JAMDA
March 20, 2019

To estimate quantitatively whether the presence of cough associated with dysphagia (laryngeal cough reflex) increased mortality through respiratory disease among community-dwelling older Japanese.

JAMDA
March 20, 2019

To determine community- and individual-level correlates of administrator tenure in US residential care communities (RCCs).

Spotlight
March 19, 2019

Wanting to give back to the organization and profession that have given so much to them is a common desire for Society leaders. Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, our newly elected vice president, gives back in abundance and with his own personal touch.

Everyone knows Dr. Steinberg for many things. However, the two most prominent probably are his role as Caring for the Ages editor-in-chief and his passion for pet therapy.  With Caring, Dr. Steinberg has been an enthusiastic leader and visionary who has led the publication to tackle a wide array of cutting-edge...

JAMDA
March 19, 2019

We examined whether previously identified relationships between sociodemographic factors and caregivers for skilled nursing facility (SNF) admissions are replicated when jointly accounting for longitudinal change in functional limitations. We further explored the impact of caregivers by investigating the relationship between caregiver's characteristics and SNF admissions.