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JAMDA
May 17, 2019

To describe the treatment of hypertension in people with dementia and collate evidence on adverse health events whilst on treatment.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

Nonpharmacologic therapies are often recommended as a first-line treatment for orthostatic hypotension (OH). However, the true effect of nonpharmacologic therapy remains unclear, particularly in the older population. We undertook a systematic review evaluating the efficacy of nonpharmacologic interventions in older people with OH to provide evidence-based recommendations.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

On October 13, 2018, an 86-year-old Japanese man named Hiromu Inada, finished the Ironman Triathlon World Championship (Hawaii) in 16 hours 54 minutes. The Ironman triathlon is the paradigm of grueling endurance races, with its 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle, and 26.2-mile marathon all rolled into 1 event held under extreme heat, humidity, and wind conditions. And yet this is just 1 of the many feats accomplished worldwide by the so-called oldest-old (those aged ≥85 years) in both endurance and more “power”-oriented sports (Figure 1).

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

Both insomnia and malnutrition are quite common and can cause similar negative consequences, such as falls, depression, and cognitive impairment in older adults, but there is no study investigating the relationship between the 2. The aims were to investigate relationships between insomnia/insomnia severity and Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) score and serum nutrient levels.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

To estimate the attributable fraction of nursing home placement associated with cognitive impairment, neuropsychiatric symptoms, behavioral disorders, functional limitations, and caregiver burden.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

Previous studies have shown large heterogeneity in the progression of dementia, both within and between patients. This heterogeneity offers an opportunity to limit the global and individual burden of dementia through the identification of factors associated with slow disease progression in dementia. We explored the heterogeneity in dementia progression to detect disease, patient, and social context factors related to slow progression.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

To evaluate whether STOPP/START v2 potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs) are associated with 6-month mortality and unplanned hospitalization in hospital-discharged older patients.

Health Policy
May 16, 2019

Once again this year, the Society is a strategic collaborator for the Health IT Collaborative Care Summit taking place in Baltimore, June 23-25, 2019. The Summit, annually organized by the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health Information Technology (LTPAC HIT) Collaborative, will continue to focus on bringing LTPAC providers together with acute care providers, payers, health IT vendors, health information exchange intermediaries, consultants, system integrators, and solution providers to engage in discussing how...

Health Policy
May 16, 2019

This week a bipartisan group of senators introduced a piece of legislation to help end surprise medical billing. The STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act calls for an arbitration process for settling disputes between providers and insurers. Under the bill, arbitration would be an option providers and insurers could use if they are unhappy with the payment they receive as a result of out-of-network services. The Senate bill would ensure that a patient only pays in-network cost-sharing rates for emergency services and would protect patients who are taken to out-of-network facilities in...

Health Policy
May 16, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2020 reporting period for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals and 2020 performance period for ...