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Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2016

Increasing weight loss between midlife and late life is a marker for mild cognitive impairment, according to a report published online Feb. 1 in JAMA Neurology.

Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2016

Aerobic exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on heart health and overall fitness across all age groups. Now, researchers from Wake Forest University have found that aerobic exercise may slow the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain.

Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2016

SNOWMASS, CO — It’s time to eliminate the practice of prescribing aspirin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1, two eminent cardiologists agreed at the Annual Cardiovascular Conference at Snowmass.

Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2016

Within the next few months, California’s AB X2-15, the End-of-Life Options Act will go into effect in my state, bringing the number of Americans who will live in a state where physician-assisted dying (PAD) is allowed to some 50 million, or about one-sixth of the U.S. population. This highly contentious subject has been the topic of debate for many years, and no doubt will continue to be, as physicians have very strong feelings about it. The level of controversy is highlighted by the variety of names tied to this practice, ranging from “physician-assisted suicide” to “death with dignity...

Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2016

Iowa is the latest state to launch a unique strategy that aims to reduce medical malpractice lawsuits and bolster doctor-patient communication after poor outcomes, while encouraging swift resolution. The Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR) law, which took effect in July 2015, permits privileged discussions between Iowa physicians and patients after medical errors and allows for compensation offers, when appropriate.

Caring for the Ages
March 1, 2016

The frontier of palliative care is outside of hospitals and hospice, said Diane Meier, MD, FACP, director of the national Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and Anne-Marie Filkin lecturer at AMDA’s 2016 annual conference in Orlando, FL. Settings such as home care, post-acute facilities, and nursing homes are the greatest opportunity for innovative, effective palliative care. Palliative care is not limited to end-of-life or care of the dying, and it should be provided at the same time as all other appropriate medical therapies.

JAMDA
March 1, 2016
JAMDA
March 1, 2016
JAMDA
March 1, 2016
JAMDA
March 1, 2016