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JAMDA
October 3, 2019

The Ethics Subcommittee of AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (“The Society”) presents arguments for and against Stopping Eating and Drinking by Advance Directives (SED by AD). SED by AD is a type of advance directive in which a proxy is instructed to stop offering food and fluids to a person when they reach a certain stage of dementia. Although most conversations regarding SED by AD focus on patient autonomy and the right to determine one's care, we propose that the ethical principle of justice—the obligation to treat all individuals equally regardless of race,...

JAMDA
October 1, 2019
JAMDA
October 1, 2019
JAMDA
October 1, 2019
JAMDA
October 1, 2019
JAMDA
October 1, 2019

Cognitive impairment, because of its long-term and devastating toll on individuals, families, and the health care system, has appropriately received much emphasis in practice, policy, advocacy, education, and research circles.1–3 At the same time, lower extremity impairment as a cause of disability and health care resource use has been growing without fanfare, yet it too has devasting consequences. This editorial is a call for public awareness about this issue.

JAMDA
October 1, 2019

To analyze and determine the comparative effectiveness of interventions targeting frailty prevention or treatment on frailty as a primary outcome and quality of life, cognition, depression, and adverse events as secondary outcomes.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2019

Caring’s new coeditors in chief talk teamwork and sharing in their first Caring Collaborative column. 2

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2019

Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD, coeditor of Caring talks about how to keep the flu from striking this winter and what to do if it does.

Caring for the Ages
October 1, 2019

On July 16, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed revisions to some Phase 3 requirements scheduled to be implemented on November 28, 2019. The proposed revisions were open for a public comment period until September 16, 2019, and they could change in the final regulation. They will be available online at www.federalregister.gov.