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JAMDA
May 1, 2016

Recently, the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) consensus recommended case finding for cognitive impairment in adults 70 years or older as a fundamental step to enhance brain health worldwide.1 Although case finding for cognitive impairment targeting at-risk populations at the primary care setting is considered necessary for early detection of cognitive impairment, its implementation is challenging due to (1) the lack of an effective approach to improve the detection of patients with cognitive impairment, and (2) the lack of cognitive instruments validated for...

JAMDA
May 1, 2016

Geriatric patients with low skeletal muscle mass and strength generally have a relatively poor clinical outcome following acute illness. Therefore, it is recommended to routinely assess skeletal muscle mass and strength in patients admitted to the acute care geriatric ward. Handgrip strength is generally measured as a proxy for muscle strength and/or functional performance.

JAMDA
May 1, 2016

To explore the extent to which client characteristics, decision-maker attributes, and country influence judgments of institutional long-term care (ILTC) appropriateness for people with dementia.

Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2016

For the next several months, Caring will feature a profile of a different Society committee. As a volunteer-driven organization, we depend on those individuals who devote their time, talents, and energies to Society projects, programs, and publications. We want to pay tribute to these devoted Society members and encourage others to learn about our committees and consider volunteering to serve.

Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2016

A multicomponent exercise program can reverse frailty and improve functional measurements in older adults, according to an interventional, controlled, simple randomized study in Spain.

Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia is associated with subsequent ischemic stroke in patients without documented atrial fibrillation, according to a claims analysis of 42,152 Medicare enrollees at least 66 years old.

Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2016

Gait speed was independently associated with hospitalization and death and aided in risk stratification of elderly patients with heart failure in a study reported recently in JACC Heart Failure.

Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2016

Tom Edmondson, MD, CMD, chair of the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, talks about why it’s important to have a certified medical director leading your team.

Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2016

The closer that older adults come to meeting the American Heart Association’s “ideal” targets for seven factors that determine cardiovascular health, the lower their risk for cognitive decline, according to a report published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — Caring went to Capitol Hill in April for the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Day at the Hill, a day of advocacy to draw attention to the disease, lobby for more funding, and visit with state lawmakers.