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April 1, 2016

Existing studies have indicated that caring for a person with disabilities in a family could result in strong adverse impacts on the health of his or her spouse. However, little is known about the potential joint burden and interactive patterns in a family when both spouses are in poor health. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impacts of self and spousal health statuses on the physical and mental health outcomes of older people in Taiwan.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

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Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

For the next several months, Caring for the Ages will feature a profile of a different AMDA committee. As a volunteer-driven organization, AMDA depends on and is indebted to those individuals who devote their time, talents, and energies to AMDA projects, programs, and publications. AMDA encourages its memebers to learn about the various committees and consider volunteering to serve on those that match their passion and experience.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

Transitional care interventions for patients discharged from skilled nursing facilities that are delayed even by a few days are unlikely to help lower rates of rehospitalization and adverse drug events, a pilot study conducted within a 265-physician practice found.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, talks about the basics of accountable care organizations and what they mean to you or your elder loved ones.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

There is finally some clarity about how to report and return Medicare overpayments, under a final rule released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

Retail prices for medications most commonly used by Medicare patients rose almost 10% in 2013 — more than six times faster than the rate of inflation, according to an analysis by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

On a freezing early February morning, after an exhaustive search for the place that would suit her needs, my husband David moved his mother, Eloise, from her garden apartment in Westchester, NY, to an assisted living facility on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, 30 blocks south of the apartment David and I had shared for some 20 years. At 95 and going strong, my mother-in-law was fairly clear-eyed about the move, and no doubt imagined that living so close to us would bring her comfort and pleasure, even as it would bring us peace of mind.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

Oral prednisolone is as effective as indomethacin for relieving pain in acute gout and should be considered a first-line treatment option, according to a report published online in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

The ABIM Foundation, in partnership with AMDA, is launching the Choosing Wisely Champions program. This new program seeks to highlight individual clinicians, or teams of clinicians who are going above and beyond to make significant contributions to advance the ideals of Choosing Wisely.