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JAMDA
January 5, 2016

Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health crisis and a national security threat to the United States, as stated in an executive order signed by the president in September 2014. This crisis is a result of indiscriminant antimicrobial use, which promotes selection for resistant organisms, increases the risk of adverse drug events, and renders patients vulnerable to drug-resistant infections. Antimicrobial stewardship is a key measure to combat antimicrobial resistance and specifically seeks to do this by improving antimicrobial use.

JAMDA
January 5, 2016

With the lack of a cure for Alzheimer disease (AD), the identification of comorbidity is important to reduce the possibility of excess disability. Although comorbidity in patients with late-onset AD (LO-AD) is common, for people with young-onset AD (YO-AD), it is unclear how often comorbidity occurs. Furthermore, it is uncertain whether comorbidity in patients with YO-AD differs from that in patients with LO-AD. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence, types of morbidity, and morbidity profiles in patients with YO-AD compared with those of patients with LO-AD.

JAMDA
January 1, 2016
JAMDA
January 1, 2016
JAMDA
January 1, 2016
JAMDA
January 1, 2016

People of all types visit family members and friends in residential continuing care facilities (nursing homes, auxiliary hospitals, and/or assisted living facilities). Issues over visitors arise periodically, as illustrated by media stories of visitor banning. No research or other articles were found to show how often or for what reasons visitor banning or restrictions occur. It is evident though that continuing care residents need to be protected from harm, as they are usually advanced in age and disabled from 1 or more illnesses.

JAMDA
January 1, 2016

Intermediate care for patients with dementia has important implications for aging in place as long as possible. In Japan, geriatric intermediate care facilities provide institutional rehabilitation services to patients under the public Long-Term Care Insurance program and aim to discharge the patients to home from the hospital. The aim of this study was to determine the association between dementia and discharge destination of patients in geriatric intermediate care facilities in Japan.

JAMDA
January 1, 2016

The objectives of this study were to (1) obtain a national perspective of the current state of nursing home (NH) infection prevention and control (IPC) programs and (2) examine differences in IPC program characteristics for NHs that had and had not received an infection control deficiency citation.

JAMDA
January 1, 2016

“This is a matter of serious concern. It happens very often and will be fatal.”– Resident in early-stage Alzheimer disease“He is going to kill someone one day.”– Certified Nursing Assistant“I am just afraid that he will hurt someone when we don't see it…especially someone frail whom he can take down with one blow.”– Certified Nursing Assistant“I want to know that someone will be there for me if something happens to me.”– Resident in mid-stage Alzheimer disease

JAMDA
January 1, 2016

The aim of this study was to assess health economics evidence published to date on malnutrition costs in institutionalized or community-dwelling older adults.