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JAMDA
February 1, 2020
JAMDA
February 1, 2020
JAMDA
February 1, 2020
JAMDA
February 1, 2020
JAMDA
February 1, 2020

In 2013, an international panel of experts was gathered by the International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) to meet in Toulouse (France). The aim of the meeting was to discuss the relationship between physical frailty and cognitive impairment. In particular, it was felt important to attempt to bridge research conducted on neuroscience and physical conditions of advanced age, 2 domains that had always tended to run in parallel.

JAMDA
February 1, 2020

Dementia is a global health problem, with the World Health Organization estimates placing the number of afflicted persons at around 50 million worldwide.1 Without a treatment or cure, projections are that numbers will increase dramatically around the world by 2050.2 The prevalent intervention strategy has been pursuit of a drug to cure this illness or to modify the illness course. Available medications, mainly approved for use in Alzheimer's-type dementia (AD) but extended empirically to other forms, are mainly palliative with only modest benefits in a subset of patients.

JAMDA
February 1, 2020

It is well understood that “resilience,” or the ability to adapt in the face of trauma or significant sources of stress,1 is an important component of healthy aging.2 However, what about the ability to compromise or adjust to minor fluctuations in daily life? “Flexibility,” also known as “adaptability,” can be defined as a willingness or ability to compromise or change. Research supports the importance of flexibility for school and work success,3,4 but its relevance may extend beyond these realms.

JAMDA
January 26, 2020

To compare the predictive performance of 3 frailty identification tools for mortality, hospitalization, and functional decline in adults aged ≥80 years using risk reclassification statistics and decision curve analysis.

JAMDA
January 24, 2020

Across the health care system, home care (HC) services are essential for helping individuals remain in the community (ie, out of institutions) as long as possible.1 Current trends affecting the HC sector include an aging population and an increasing proportion of complex and chronic care clients.2 In Ontario, Canada, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) assess individuals, devise care plans, and coordinate services for qualifying clients. LHINs contract with private sector organizations that provide professional and support services to HC clients.

Spotlight
January 23, 2020

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