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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 29, 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 27, 2020

Efforts to rebalance long-term services and supports (LTSS) toward increased home- and community-based services (HCBS) will engage and affect multiple stakeholder groups, including governmental stakeholders (eg, Medicaid administrators) and diverse nongovernmental stakeholders such as service providers, advocates, and consumers. The most recent large-scale rebalancing effort was the Balancing Incentive Program, which incentivized states that were spending less than 50% of Medicaid LTSS expenditures on HCBS to rebalance their LTSS spending toward HCBS.

JAMDA
January 27, 2020

Nursing home (NH) residents receiving texture-modified diet (TMD) are at risk of inadequate nutritional intake and subsequent malnutrition. It is essential to monitor dietary intake to take corrective actions, if necessary. Plate diagrams (PDs) are widely used to assess dietary intake in institutions but little is known about their validity for TMD.