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JAMDA
July 24, 2021
This review summarized the applicability of various decision-making tools for helping people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their families make decisions.
Policy Snapshot
July 23, 2021
The House of Representatives is set to consider seven appropriations bills: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water...
Policy Snapshot
July 23, 2021
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding over a three-year period to...
Policy Snapshot
July 23, 2021
Last month, the FDA released an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for tocilizumab, a COVID-19 monoclonal antibody product. CMS created new HCPCS codes, effective June 24, for tocilizumab and to administer it in the inpatient setting. Q0249: Long...
JAMDA
July 21, 2021
Family caregivers of persons with dementia rarely feel prepared for end of life although preparedness predicts outcomes in bereavement. The Caring Ahead: Preparing for End-of-Life With Dementia questionnaire was developed to measure family caregiver...
JAMDA
July 20, 2021
Unrepresented adults are individuals who lack decision-making capacity and have neither an available surrogate decision maker nor an applicable advance directive. Currently, the prevalence of unrepresented nursing home (NH) residents and how medical...
JAMDA
July 20, 2021
Reducing inappropriate nursing home (NH) antibiotic usage by implementing stewardship programs is a national priority. Our aim is to evaluate the influence of antibiotic stewardship programs on antibiotic use rates in NHs over time.
JAMDA
July 20, 2021
We aimed to assess the burden of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacterales in Swiss long-term care facilities (LTCFs) to describe the molecular epidemiology, describe the intrainstitutional and regional clusters of resistant...
JAMDA
July 20, 2021
This article uses the example from lessons learnt during the current COVID-19 pandemic to propose a risk stratification model for disaster preparedness and response to facilitate timely and appropriate allocation of resources.