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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
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October 1, 2020
JAMDA
October 1, 2020

The aim of this umbrella review was to determine the effect of physical activity/exercise on improving cognitive and noncognitive outcomes in people with MCI (mild cognitive impairment) and dementia.

JAMDA
October 1, 2020

Although some results are conflicting, numerous investigations have demonstrated that the Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) has positive effects on brain health. This review intends to provide an update on the scientific evidence regarding the effects of adherence to the MedDiet on late-life cognitive disorders.

JAMDA
October 1, 2020

It is well known that the quality of one's home environment has profound effects on health.1 Home hygiene and sanitation, food storage and preparation practices, waste disposal, animal care, air circulation, secondhand smoke, and proximity to sources of pollutants such as factories have all been demonstrated to affect physical and psychological health.2,3 As a case in point, consider the not uncommon situation of an impoverished 87-year-old woman living in a dilapidated dwelling. Days of dirty dishes are piled in the sink; indoor trash cans are overflowing; a can of open beans is sitting...

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

There is a place where mountains greet the land and the clouds kiss the trees, and I have had compelling reasons to travel there for the last four years. The farthest of all my buildings, the facility is a 50-minute commute for me on a good day, but today will be my final visit as a medical director. In the next few days, I will be moving on to a new physician group.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

I would like to compliment Dr. Sing Palat on her well-written article about potential ethical dilemmas regarding “unsafe discharges” (https://bit.ly/3mhNtqW). Dr. Palat touches on one of the most challenging aspects of post-acute and long-term care.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2020

Good oral hygiene has a positive impact on the overall health of nursing home and other post-acute and long-term care residents, but like many other functions it has taken a back seat during the pandemic. But this issue shouldn’t and doesn’t have to fall off the radar.